Resource Scarcity and International Security in the 21st Century
Sabrina SchulzBritish High Commission
The key international security challenge of the 21st century will be the availability and distribution of scarce resources such as energy, food, and water. The security risks arising from resource scarcity are compounded by the effects of unchecked climate change - and the current impasse of international negotiations to stop climate change suggests that the situation will likely get worse.
This presentation will connect the dots between these issues and explain how they are linked to conflict and radicalization. It will also address the main obstacles to international policy solutions and how they could be overcome.
Sabrina Schulz is a Policy Adviser with the British High Commission in Ottawa working on climate change and energy security. Previously, she was Director of Policy at the British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC) in London. Before that she worked as a Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., where she conducted post-doctoral research on U.S. military transformation. Dr Schulz has also worked for MPs in the German Bundestag and as an assistant to a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels. She is a graduate of the University of Potsdam, Germany (M.A. in Public Policy and Management), and she holds an M.A. in International Politics as well as a PhD from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom.