Recorded: October 4, 2020
Event: Bilingual Lecture Series
by Kaveh Madani
A Conversation with Kaveh Madani on Environmental Security in Iran and the Middle East
Iran and the Middle East are facing a range of environmental challenges: erratic rainfalls, floods, heat waves, water bankruptcy and drought, food shortage, fires, biodiversity loss, and dust storms. Climate change, regional tensions, and wars are only exacerbating these problems. With environmental insecurity comes the migration and displacement of people, conflict, and instability throughout the region. In this conversation, Kaveh Madani will discuss the role of politics, development policies, and mismanagement in the environmental challenges facing Iran and the Middle East.