Three Degrees, along with Seattle’s Town Hall and the UW Bookstore, co-present “True Security in the 21st Century,” a talk by Lt. Col. Shannon Beebe at Town Hall on September 11, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.

Lt. Col. Shannon Beebe has spent most of his military career in peripheral conflict zones: the Balkans, Middle East, Northern Africa, Horn of Africa. Having seen the face of war and its ravages, Beebe, co-author of The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon, began to study what security means, concluding that even though our strategic narrative is necessary for fighting traditional wars, it is entirely insufficient in addressing creeping vulnerabilities of the 21st century, such as climate change. Human security, he says, is a new concept for clarifying what peace requires and creating the policies and priorities by which to achieve it. Presented by The Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store and Three Degrees Project/University of Washington School of Law. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.

Tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets or 800/838-3006, and at the door beginning at 5:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.

Three Degrees is hosting a scenario planning workshop in Seattle and Friday Harbor September 7–10, 2011. The workshop is gathering 25 participants from six countries with expertise in long-term thinking and climate adaptation. Lt. Col. Shannon Beebe is one of our featured workshop participants.


Beebe’s TED profile