Governing Climate-Induced Migration & Displacement

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Ahead of the upcoming Climate Negotiations in Paris (CoP21) this December, Dr. Andrea Simonelli will discuss the global implications of climate change for displacement and refugees, as well as the role of international organizations and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCC).

Dr. Simonelli will also discuss her newly released book Governing Climate Change Induced Migration: IGO Expansion and Global Policy Implications, which evaluates climate displacement from a political science perspective. This presentation will delve into the potential expansion and the structural constraints faced by intergovernmental organizations to tackle climate induced migration and displacement. Join us for an in-depth evaluation of how this urgent global issue relates to the current climate governance gap, including human and traditional security concerns.


  • Dr. Andrea C. Simonelli, Independent Researcher (PhD, MA, Louisiana State University; BA Michigan State University)
  • Dr. Marcus King, Director of the Master of Arts in International Affairs program, GW

Sponsored by: Master of Arts in International Affairs program (MAIA) at the Elliott School of International Affairs; Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) at the Elliott School of International Affairs



Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW
Washington DC 20052

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