Climate and Human Security Group

Study groups at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) help to promote and exchange major research and educational relationships with counterpart institutions around the world. The Climate and Human Security Group (CHSG) consists of faculty, staff and students with interest, expertise, or experience in the wide variety of human security topics.

About this Study Group

CHSG was created to explore non-traditional and transnational security threats and their impact on U.S. strategic, national security, and economic interests. The group serves as a focal point for information-sharing related to major global and U.S. activities, policy, and opportunities in this field.

Climate topics include domestic and international climate policy as well as topics such as infrastructure, extreme weather, energy, sea level rise, and climate-connected conflict and additional human security issues.

Key human security issues include food and water scarcity, poverty and economic inequality, economic downturns, urbanization, pandemics, humanitarian crises, migration and corresponding vulnerable population, and gender-related initiatives.

In cooperation with other groups, the CHSG seeks to facilitate group meetings, guest speakers, dissemination of published research and articles, professional development and training opportunities, and workshops and conferences.

The CHSG will also network affiliated faculty and subject matter experts with communities of scholars and professionals in other government agencies and academic institutions. This supports the CNO’s initiative of expanding and strengthening our network of partners by unifying related non-traditional security concerns, which can be the root causes and complicating factors of conflict and essential elements to building and sustaining peace

To learn more on the effects of climate change from a global security and strategy viewpoint, please refer to the NWC Library Climate Change Research Portal.

Signing Up

NWC community members can elect to join this group or with the approval of the individual program director, the group also includes experts from outside the NWC community. Please note, this group is not open to the general public except where invited by the Director of the Climate and Human Security Group, Dr. Cameron.

To request more information or to sign up for the Climate and Human Security Group, please email Dr. Cameron at