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Global Security Conference Seeks Common Ground Between Academic and Military Researchers

enviormentalThe University of Kansas is preparing to host a two-day conference on how the environment affects the world's economy, societies and overall military security. It will feature discussions on climate change, water resources and public health. Dr. Shannon O'Lear, a geography professor at KU, and retired Colonel Mike Denning of KU's Office of Professional Military Graduate Education, talked with KPR's Laura Lorson about why this particular conference represents a change in the way top scholars from very different traditions can work together to share their expertise. 

That's Colonel Mike Denning, of the KU Office of Professional Military Graduate Education and Shannon O'Lear, an associate professor of geography at KU. They were speaking with KPR's Laura Lorson. The Environmental Security Conference will take place on April 23rd and 24th -- that's Monday and Tuesday of next week. The conference is open to the public. Students from area universities are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information on topics and lecturers, visit these links to the departments and organizations sponsoring the conference:

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas

University of Kansas Geography Department

Continuing Education at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas Office of Professional Military Graduate Education

The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth

The U.S. Army Research Office

Click this link for an overview of the conference and various costs associated with attendance. 




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