USNS Mercy deployed for a humanitarian mission to South America.
The Center uses the formidable science and research capacity of Scripps Institution of Oceanography to clarify significant environmental impacts on our national security and international human security, thus bringing information to policy makers for the resolution of society's most pressing problems.
Topics of Interest:
Climate solution, science, regional and decadal applications, failed states, droughts, refugees, drinking water, land degradation, vulnerability, resilience, mitigation, adaptation, Oceans policy, rising sea level, acidification, Arctic navigation, geo-engineering, extended continental shelf, marine mammals, fish populations, marine spatial planning, energy and the economy, renewable energy, bio fuel, environmental policy, sustainability, international peace/conflict resolution.
Rachelle Lagman, Intern
Rachelle is a graduate from San Diego State University. She majored in International Security and Conflict Resolution with an emphasis in Environment and Security. Prior to interning at CENS, Rachelle interned at the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) in downtown San Diego where she shadowed on mediation cases and assisted in the preparation of mediation training sessions. As a result of her time at CENS, Rachelle hopes to better understand the effect of climate change on the environment, international security, environmental policy, and to examine diplomacy within failing states. She is planning on pursuing a masters degree hopefully next spring.