ALLIES Speaker series: Climate and International Security

Date & Time September 1, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join ALLIES as they host  Gregg Nakano in their first online speaker event of the year! On September 1st at 3pm (EDT), Mr. Nakano will deliver a presentation on the effects of climate change on the future of international relations. No prior knowledge is needed. 

Gregg Nakano is a Naval Academy graduate and served as a Marine officer during the first Gulf War and Los Angeles riots. After military service, Gregg studied Mandarin at Fudan University and Farsi at University of Tehran, before earning a MALD in Security Studies from the Fletcher School. As a civil-military coordinator for USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Gregg helped provide humanitarian assistance in emergencies around the world to include the Jenin refugee camps, post-invasion Iraq, the Indonesian tsunami, and the Bam, Iran earthquake. Between disaster responses, he created the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course and the security training components for the interagency Iraq DART. His passion for empowering the next generation of leaders includes expanding Tufts University’s ALLIES civil-military education program, supporting the development of DoD’s Medical Stability Operations and Veterinarian Support to Stability Operations courses, as well as helping create the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s patrolling course for the Afghan border police. He’s currently working to develop an experiential service learning curriculum that helps students, cadets and midshipmen understand the climate change impacts on national security utilizing the Kwajalein Atoll as a living classroom.

We hope to see you there!