The Age of Conquest

“The Age of Conquest,” is a haunting connection between climate crisis and conflicts over diminishing natural resources.

Through the lens of national security and global stability, a look at the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity and migration. As part of a case-study analysis, admirals, generals and military veterans take viewers beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis — and lay bare how climate change stressers interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Post film speaker to kick off discussion is Smith College Government Professor whose specialty is
global environmental politics, international relations, migration and refugee politics, and international political economy.