The Age of Consequences

Film Screening: "The Age of Consequences", a Documentary

Sponsored and hosted by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs 


Sharon Burke MIA '94
Solomon Hsiang PhD '11


Please join SIPA, New America, and ColumbiaDC for a special screening of "The Age of Consequences," a documentary investigating the links between climate change, U.S. national security, and global stability. 

The film's cast includes SIPA alumni Sharon Burke MIA '94, Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program, and Solomon Hsiang PhD '11, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Introductory remarks by Sharon Burke.

Networking reception to follow at 7:30pm. 

***Please RSVP in advance by Friday, December 1st***


The Honorable Sharon E. Burke is a senior advisor to New America, where she focuses on international security and a new program, Resource Security, which examines the intersection of security, prosperity, and natural resources.

Before joining New America, Burke served in the Obama Administration as the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy, a new office that worked to improve the energy security of U.S. military operations. Prior to her service at DoD, Burke held a number of senior U.S. government positions, including at the Department of State in the George W. Bush Administration, and was a vice president and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. She attended Williams College and Columbia University, where she was a Zuckerman and International fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs. She serves as an advisor to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Decarbonizing Energy, and the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate.


Solomon Hsiang combines data with mathematical models to understand how society and the environment influence one another. In particular, he focuses on how policy can encourage economic development while managing the global climate. His research has been published in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Hsiang earned a BS in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science and a BS in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he received a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Applied Econometrics at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University. Hsiang is currently the Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Research Associate at the NBER.


December 04, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

New America

740 15th St NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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