Climate Change, Migration and Health Symposium (HGHI Event)

September 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Harvard University, Radcliffe Gymnasium
Fay House
10 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
This Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) event features FXB’s Director Dr. Jennifer Leaning and FXB Research Associate Elizabeth Donger, among others. Climate-induced migration will be a central feature of the 21st century, with grave consequences for global health. The crisis in Syria was precipitated by a 1,000 year drought; we should expect more such crises in the years to come. On September 28, the Harvard Global Health Institute will host a symposium on Climate Change, Migration and Health. Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, will deliver the keynote address. Expert panels will address the humanitarian response to climate-induced migration, the implications for law and policy, and the imperative for improved empirical research to better understand this growing crisis.

A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30am and the program will begin at 9:00am. A brown bag lunch will be provided after the program is concluded at 12:30pm.

Pre-registration required: Go to or the HGHI webpage to register.


Get an early view of Dr. Leaning’s thinking on climate change and migration, from this FXB blog post, Jennifer Leaning on Climate Change and Migration.

Photo Acknowledgement: © 2014 M Ponir Hossain, Courtesy of Photoshare
Photographer: M Ponir Hossain
Caption: Climate-affected internally displaced persons board a boat to travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh.