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SPS Forum Event: Dancing on the Precipice: Avoiding the Abyss and Mitigating the Global Environmental, Political, Social and Economic Challenges of the Coming Decade Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 4 pm, Venue: ARC/014

Posted on 18 December 2018

Professor Adrian Kendry Visiting Professor of Economics and Security, University of Winchester and Former Senior Defence Economist NATO and Adviser to the NATO Secretary General

Seminar synopsis

By 2030, almost 50% of a projected world population of 8.5 billion is forecast to suffer from water scarcity and severe water stress. Such scarcity threatens almost every continent and increases the likelihood of water wars. Without major changes and reforms in global governance, aided by the appropriate utilisation and implementation of artificial intelligence, the capacity of national and international institutionsand decision-makers to find effective solutions to the myriad of global challenges (spearheaded by the accelerating and existential threat of global warming but also encompassing economic inequalities and deprivation) will be insufficient to prevent widespread and increasing social and political disorder.

Professor Adrian Kendry

Professor Adrian Kendry was appointed NATO's Senior Defence Economist in late August 2001, a post he held until early 2014. In February 2018 Adrian accepted the offer of a three year (part-time) Visiting Chair in Economics and Security at the University of Winchester, England. In June, he facilitated a high-level visit and speech from Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive (Prime Minister), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the University of Winchester during the UK Visit from the Chief Executive.


Professor Kendry's CV November 2018

Directions and Parking: 

Please see the University campus map for the location of ARC/014 which is in the Alcuin Research Resource Centre. The building is opposite the Alcuin Teaching Block (Seebohm Rowntree Building) reception. The room is on the ground floor at the far end from the main entrance, around the corner, behind the lift. The closet public car park is Campus North car park. You can pay  via a mobile phone via the RingGo parking. For information on public transport to the University please see the Travel and Transport webpages.