Climate Change and Conflict

february, 2022

17feb10:30 am11:50 amClimate Change and Conflict


(Thursday) 10:30 am - 11:50 am


USF Student Center

200 6th Ave S

Event Details

Exacerbated by disinformation and corrupt networks, climate change intensifies competition for scarce resources and threatens national security.

Panel Discussion Moderated by John Maguire

Speakers for this event

  • Anna Krayn

    Anna Krayn

    Anna Krayn leads the Global Industry Practices at Moody’s Analytics. The team is comprised of practitioners, former regulators, and subject matter experts across industry segments and disciplines, where Moody’s is focused. The Industry Practices team provides globally coordinated and locally relevant expertise in risk lifecycle and strategies, insurance risk solutions, anti-money laundering, financial crime compliance, cyber risk, climate risk and ESG, portfolio optimization strategies, stress testing, transfer pricing, credit analytics, commercial real estate and data solutions. Anna also supports Moody’s Analytics Chief Revenue Officer in go-to-market strategy, acquisition integrations, and special projects. Within the Americas sales team, she manages the Domain Sales teams focused on Banking and Structured Finance solutions. Before being named as Head of Global Industry Practices, Anna led the Enterprise Risk Solutions sales group in the Americas, overseeing relationship management and solution structuring across products and services focused on credit origination, strategic planning, accounting, credit analytics and insurance solutions. Prior to that role, she developed the Subject Matter Expert function for the Americas region to customer use-case driven solution architecting. Anna served as editor-in-chief of Moody’s Analytics Risk Perspectives magazine, she contributed to industry publications and conferences, and led creation of the global training program for the sales organization. Before joining Moody’s Analytics in 2008, Anna was an analyst with Moody’s Investors Service, covering specialty insurance firms and later hybrid capital analysis. She started her career at Bank of America and completed investment banking program in the Financial Institutions Group. Anna holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and international business from Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU).

  • Dave Matsuda

    Dave Matsuda

    Dave Matsuda is a national transportation leader, with nearly two decades of experience leading, overseeing, and working in federal agencies. As the Nation’s 17th U.S. Maritime Administrator—leader of the modern-day merchant marine— he managed more than $1 billion of federal investment into U.S. shipyards, ports and shipbuilding projects as part of economic recovery efforts during the Obama Administration’s first term. He also oversaw a fleet of 50 large cargo and training ships as well as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy during a tumultuous time in its history. As U.S. Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, and as a longtime policy advisor to U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Dave worked on most significant transportation legislation from 2003-2009. He had a hand in passage of bills concerning passenger rail infrastructure, aviation safety and security, transit infrastructure, pipeline safety, maritime oil spill liability, trucking safety, and traffic safety/drunk driving. Today, he consults with public and private organizations of all sizes to help them better understand and participate in federal decision-making. Dave serves on the board of directors for the state flagship Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island. He earned his B.S. Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law, and honorary Doctor of Science for marine environmental research work from Maine Maritime Academy. He currently lives with his wife Catherine and mischievous son Deacon in Washington, DC.

  • Deborah Hines

    Deborah Hines

    Deborah started her career in Kenya working with communities on agro-forestry and clean energy solutions. Her over thirty years of experience includes field-level technical support, policy, strategy, knowledge management, evaluation and diplomacy. Her career has included working with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), World Bank (Adaptation Fund and the GEF), Canadian Government, including Environment Canada and the Canadian Development Agency, US Agency for International Development, and assignments with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and other bilateral and nongovernmental institutions in Africa, Latin American, the Middle East and Asia. A USA/Canadian national with a MF, and PhD level work in Natural Resource Economics (Duke University). Deborah’s extensive experience includes working with communities on issues related to climate change, food and nutrition security, natural resource management, integrating the right to food and gender empowerment in sectoral policies, prioritizing development actions in humanitarian assistance, and finding durable solutions for refugees and those in situations of displacement. She has taught university students, conducted research and published on a number of issues including climate impacts on livelihoods’, migrants and livelihood priorities, gender empowerment, the right to food, community-level food systems, endangered species management, and agro and social forestry systems. Deborah is founder and codirector of South North Nexus, a nonprofit that is working on climate and social justice issues in six countries. She is also teaching at global health and human rights at Montana State university. Her current research includes: the nutrition and food security of migrant families at the US southern border, many climate migrants from the Dry Corridor of Central America; occupational health issues and migrant workers in the construction industry in Montana; and building climate resilience and food security in Kenya, Colombia and Mongolia.

  • John Maguire

    John Maguire

    John Maguire, who retired last July, was Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Medias Monde, a French public service media organization, from September 2013. From March 2012 to September 2013, he was Director of International Development, Audiovisuel Exterieur de la France; from May 2010 to March 2012 he served as Director of International Affairs, Radio France Internationale and from 2004 to 2010 he was head of RFI's International Training Department. Before that he spent six years as Managing Editor of RFI's English service. He has forty years experience in the media world and has contributed work to journalistic outlets in France, Ireland and the United States.

  • Sarah Chayes

    Sarah Chayes

    Sarah Chayes’s unusual trajectory has led from reporting from Paris for National Public Radio to a decade on the ground in Afghanistan, including several years as a soap-maker, and service to two commanders of the international forces and to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen. Internationally renowned for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications, she has probed its workings on five continents – and most recently in the United States. Here as elsewhere, systemic corruption lies behind apparently diverse crises, including ones we will be discussing at this symposium: climate and environmental calamity, mass migration, and income inequality, as well as extremist uprisings and civic revolt. She is the author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security (a 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize winner) and On Corruption in America – And What Is at Stake. She lives in Paris and Paw Paw, WV.


  • Sherri Goodman

    Sherri Goodman

    Sherri Goodman is an experienced leader and senior executive, lawyer and director in the fields of national security, climate change, energy, science, oceans and environment. Goodman is Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security, the global forum for military leaders and security professionals dedicated to addressing the security risks of a changing climate. She is a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and CNA, and the Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security. Previously, she served as the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Goodman served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CNA (Center for Naval Analyses) where she was also the founder and Executive Director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, whose landmark reports include National Security and the Threat of Climate Change (2007), and National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change (2014), Advanced Energy and US National Security (2017), and The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict (2017) among others. The film The Age of Consequences in which Goodman is featured, is based on the work of the CNA Military Advisory Board. Goodman served as the first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) from 1993-2001. As the chief environmental, safety, and occupational health officer for the Department of Defense (DoD), she oversaw an annual budget of over $5 billion. She established the first environmental, safety and health performance metrics for the Department and, as the nation’s largest energy user, led its energy, environmental and natural resource conservation programs. Overseeing the President’s plan for revitalizing base closure communities, she ensured that 80% of base closure property became available for transfer and reuse. Ms. Goodman has twice received the DoD medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Gold Medal from the National Defense Industrial Association, and the EPA’s Climate Change Award. Goodman has served on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee for Committee Chairman Senator Sam Nunn. She has practiced law at Goodwin Procter, as both a litigator and environmental attorney, and has worked at RAND and SAIC. Goodman serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council , the Council on Strategic Risks, the Joint Ocean Commission Leadership Council, the Marshall Legacy Institute, the National Academies Advisory Committee of the US Global Change Research Program, Sandia National Labs’ Energy & Homeland Security External Advisory Board, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, served on its Arctic Task Force in 2016 andchairs the Advisory Committee on Governing Solar Geo-Engineering. Previously, she served on the Boards of Blue Star Families, the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the National Academy of Sciences’ Boards on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) and Environmental Systems and Toxicology (BEST), and the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board. She has also served on the Responsibility to Protect Working Group co-chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In 2010, Goodman served on the Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel co-chaired by former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry. Goodman has testified before numerous committees of the U.S. Congress, and conducted interviews with print, television, podcast, radio and online media. She has published widely in various print and on line media and in legal and scholarly journals. She is a frequent presenter and lecturer to governments, private and public sector organizations, and academia. In recent years she has spoken at Harvard Kennedy School, MIT, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Middlebury College, Virginia Tech, and Georgetown University. She has been an Adjunct Lecturer in International Affairs and Security at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Kennedy School’s Center for Science and International Affairs. The daughter of Holocaust refugees who arrived in New York in the late 1930s, she was born in Queens. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, she earned a law degree from Harvard Law School and a masters in public policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Amherst College in 2018.

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