Mike Gunter Invited Speaker at National Security Institute
February 07, 2011
Associate Professor of Political Science Mike Gunter recently addressed the National Security Institute on February 3, 2011 at the University of Delaware. Gunter’s talk on “Environment and National Security” focused on numerous security concerns surrounding climate change as well as mitigation and adaptation considerations.
Led by Mark J. Miller, Emma Smith Morris professor of Political Science and International Relations at University of Delaware, the National Security Institute is designed to build a community of policy makers and scholars with a deeper understanding of American foreign policy and national security policy. The University has hosted the institute periodically since 2003 with a grant from the U.S. Department of State.
“The institute offers the opportunity to develop an epistemic community – a knowledge-based community – among and between the scholars and their American counterparts lasting beyond the scholars' stay in the United States,” Miller said.
This year's participants were chosen through a careful selection process that considered geographic, gender and career diversity, according to Kevin Orchison, program officer for the Study of the U.S. Branch of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The participants included university professors, military officers, government officials and diplomats from Argentina, Bangladesh, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine. Further information is available here.