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The 38th Williamsburg Conference

Women churn cooked rice in the husk at a rice mill July 18, 2008 in Srinigar, Bangladesh. Rice, a basic staple for Bangladesh's 144 million people, has nearly doubled in  due to shortages caused by floods, a cyclone and the continued rise of fuel prices. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Women churn cooked rice in the husk at a rice mill July 18, 2008 in Srinigar, Bangladesh. Rice, a basic staple for Bangladesh's 144 million people, has nearly doubled in due to shortages caused by floods, a cyclone and the continued rise of fuel prices. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Security Implications of Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific: Food Security, Water Security and Migration

The 38th Williamsburg Conference will take place in Los Baños, Philippines from May 20-23, 2010.

The Conference will be co-organized with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will serve as the local host and co-organizer of the Conference.  It will be the third time the Williamsburg Conference will be held in the Philippines.

This year’s conference explores the Asia-Pacific regional security implications of climate change, with a particular emphasis on how the looming potential food and water shortages and the specter of climate change-induced migration will stress existing national and international governance structures and what can be done now and in the future to best address these challenges.