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(Speaker Series) Climate Migration: Human Migration as an Adaptive Response to Climate Change


This talk provides an overview of how climate change is affecting human migration in Bangladesh. As climate change progresses, so does the need to understand adaptation mechanisms. Migration is only one of several possible adaptation mechanisms, but it is an extreme response. We discuss who is affected by climate change and how, what prompts migration, who can migrate, who may be forced to migrate, and the implications for equity and inclusion.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Joyce Chen is a development and labor economist with research interests in migration, climate resilience, human capital, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She joined the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University in 2022. Previously, she was on faculty with Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, where she started as an Assistant Professor in 2007, received tenure in 2017, and was promoted to Professor in 2022. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.


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