Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:20pm

This talk will connect the dots between climate change, the displacement of people, and hardening, militarized borders proliferating across the globe. Todd Miller will report from the flashpoints of climate clashes, chronicling militarized divisions between rich and poor, the environmentally secure and those most exposed.


For the past fifteen years Todd Miller has researched, written about, and worked on immigration and border issues from both sides of the U.S. Mexico divide for organizations such as BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and NACLA. He did the brunt of this work in Tucson, Arizona and Oaxaca, Mexico, with stints in New York City sprinkled in. Between Tucson and the Buffalo/Niagara Falls region of New York state where he grew up, he has spent the majority of his life close to the U.S. international boundary, south and north. He is the author of Border Patrol Nation (City Lights, 2014), his writings about the border have appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, Mother Jones, The Nation, Al Jazeera English, and Salon among other places.