Mariam Traore Chazalnoël, Senior Policy Officer, International Organization for Migration.

Opening Ceremony of the 2nd Semester 2021-22
Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 5 pm


Opening Remarks

Amb. Umberto Vattani, President of Venice International University
Prof. Carlo Giupponi, Dean of Venice International University


The semester will be inaugurated with the Lectio Magistralis "Policy Responses to Climate Migration - Where do we Stand?" delivered by Mariam Traore Chazalnoël.


In the last decade, policymakers have become increasingly aware that the impacts of climate change are driving millions of people to move within their own countries or across borders. Climate migration is likely to increase in the next decades, as the world faces a climate crisis. At the global, regional and national level, policy discussions on this issue have intensified, and United Nations Member States try to find solutions to one of the defining migration issues of our times. The lecture will discuss the policy evolutions that took place in the last decade and what the possible next steps are to spur action on the ground.


Mariam Traore Chazalnoël is a Senior Expert in Migration, Environment and Climate Change at the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM). She is French and Malian and is currently based in New York City. She specializes in global policy questions related to climate change and migration since 2013 and works to bring visibility to these topics in the global climate change and migration policy agendas. Chazalnoël has authored and edited a number of articles and publications on climate change and migration. She is a frequent speaker on these issues worldwide. Chazalnoël has been working with IOM since 2008 in Geneva, Bamako, and New York. 


Participation in person is reserved for students and professors of the Globalization Program. Registration required at this link
As the Opening Ceremony is an event rather than an academic activity, according to the relevant Covid legislation the Super Green Pass is required for entry to the Aula Magna.