ADVISORY: White House to Host International Climate Resilience Event at U.S. Institute of Peace

WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 5, 2015 – On Tuesday, June 9th, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will convene leaders from government, the international community, and the private, academic, nongovernmental, and philanthropic sectors at the U.S. Institute of Peace for an event launching new steps to boost climate resilience in the developing world.

In addition to leaders from the international community and private sector, this event will feature remarks from senior Obama Administration officials, including:

  • Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to the President
  • John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • Tamara Dickinson, Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy, OSTP
  • Alice Hill, Senior Director for Resilience Policy, National Security Council
  • Alfonso Lenhardt, Acting Administrator U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Laura Furgione, Deputy Director of the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Kit Batten, Global Climate Change Coordinator, USAID

WHEN:          Tuesday, June 9, 9:30AM – 11:30AM EDT

WHERE:        United States Institute of Peace

2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

MEDIA REGISTRATION: This event is open press, but members of the media who wish to cover the event must RSVP at THIS LINK by Monday, June 8, at 7:00 AM EDT.

If we are able to accommodate your request for credentials, we will send a confirmation email with further instructions and logistical details.


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