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Emerging Trend: Linkage Between Environment and National Security

Environmental Security Experts Convene for ABA Conference in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 3, 2010 How does drought destabilize governments? How will the warming of the Northwest Passage affect the security of the United States? How do water, land, energy, food and air relate to and affect national security strategies? These questions, among others, will be addressed by legal, national security and environmental change experts at the _ Standing Committee on Law and National Security conference Nov. 4-5 in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Hotel.

Participants will be available on-site for interviews. Reporters who wish to cover this topic and are unable to attend are encouraged to contact the participants:

Professor Linda Malone, William & Mary Law School, (757) 221-3844,

Cmdr. James Kraska, JAGC, USN, U.S. Naval War College, (401) 841-6983,

Professor Stephen Dycus, Vermont Law School, (802) 831-1292,

Geoffrey Dabelko, director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, (202) 691-4178,

For more information about the Standing Committee on Law and National Security, please go to http://www.abanet.org/natsecurity/.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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Note to Reporters: Reporters planning to attend the program should contact Kristin Loiacono for credentials at 202/662-1092 or .