Transatlantic Solutions to Sea Level Rise Adaptation:
Moving Beyond the Threat

October 30-31, 2013; Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Jürgen Scheffran
Professor, Institute of Geography, KlimaCampus, Hamburg University
Hamburg, Germany

Jürgen Scheffran is professor at the Institute of Geography of Hamburg University in Germany and head of the Research Group Climate Change and Security in the KlimaCampus Excellence Initiative. After his PhD at Marburg University he worked in the Interdisciplinary Research Group IANUS of Technical University of Darmstadt, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and as Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). Until summer 2009 he held positions at the University of Illinois in the Departments of Political Science and Atmospheric Sciences, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, and the Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research. His research interests include: climate change and energy security; environmental conflicts and sustainability science; complex systems analysis and human-environment interaction; technology assessment and international security. He served as consultant to the United Nations, the Technology Assessment Bureau of the German Parliament, the Federal Environmental Agency, and he took part in the German delegation to the climate negotiations in New Delhi in 2002. He organized a number of workshops and conferences, most recently on climate change and security; nuclear disarmament; severe atmospheric aerosol events; environmental migration; limits to the anthropocene; risks and conflicts of geoengineering; renewable energy; and climate change in the Himalaya region.