Upcoming Climate Migration Talk

Mark your calendars! I am giving a talk, entitled “Climate Change and Human Migration: Intersections, Outcomes, and Responses,” on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7pm ET. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkshire Community College is sponsoring this online webinar. The event is open to the public. You can register for the webinar here.

The description of the talk is as follows: “Droughts, flooding, fires, extreme temperatures. Tens of millions of people on the move. Climate change and managing human migration are some of the most significant challenges of our times. Professor Serin Houston will examine the intersections of these two pressing issues in various contemporary contexts and from a geographic perspective. She will discuss the significance of terminology, such as the inaccurate and frequently deployed term ‘climate refugee,’ and why it is important to use correct language for displaced people. She will also demonstrate why we need strong, collaborative, and creative governance to produce more equitable migration outcomes and to mitigate the impacts of climate change.”

One of my core teaching and research interests is the nexus of climate change and human migration so I look forward to discussing these topics with the OLLI webinar attendees!