Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Mohammed Shahidul Haque, John Briscoe, Amanda Ikert, and Michael Werz suggest lessons for the U.S. from Asia, and vice versa, in addressing the effects of climate change. Andrew Revkin of the New York Times moderates the conversation.
John Briscoe is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health at Harvard University, where he directs the Harvard Water Security Initiative.
Mohammed Shahidul Haque
Mohammed Shahidul Haque is Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh. Prior to this, he worked as an Additional Foreign Secretary and as a Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Haque was an official with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), holding several senior positions.
Amanda Ikert is the C40 Initiative Director on Climate Change Adaptation. She was previously the C40 City Director in Jakarta.
Andrew Revkin has spent nearly a quarter century covering subjects ranging from Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami to the assault on the Amazon, from the troubled relationship of science and politics to climate change at the North Pole.
He has been reporting on the environment for The New York Times since 1995, a job that has taken him to the Arctic three times in three years.
In 2003, he became the first Times reporter to file stories and photos from the sea ice around the Pole. He spearheaded a three-part Times series and one-hour documentary in 2005 on the transforming Arctic.
Before joining The Times, Mr. Revkin was a senior editor of Discover, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and a senior writer at Science Digest. Mr. Revkin has a biology degree from Brown and a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia. He has taught environmental reporting as an adjunct professor at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.
He lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and two sons. In spare moments, he is a performing songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who often accompanies Pete Seeger at regional shows and plays in a folk-roots band, Uncle Wade.
Recent and archived news articles by Andrew C. Revkin of The New York Times appear below.
Michael Werz is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where his work as member of the National Security Team focuses on the nexus of climate change, migration, and security and emerging democracies, especially Turkey, Mexico, and Brazil. He has been a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund where his work focused on transatlantic foreign policy and the European Union.