Serious Fun!

An intensely participatory and relevant humanitarian gaming event and group discussion with Pablo Suarez and Janot Mendler de Suarez of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre in the Netherlands.


When? 4:00-5:15 PM, Monday April 17

Where? Page Commons, Cotter Union

Refreshments will be served at 3:45

Deliberate Manipulation of the Global Climate? Humanitarian perspectives on climate intervention


Gaming and group discussions involving humanitarian activity at the global frontline of climate impacts. Could predatory “geo-engineering” involving recklessly self-concerned attempts to “fix the climate” result in harmful consequences to others?



Pablo directs the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre initiatives linking applied knowledge with humanitarian work. Trained in water engineering, community planning and development, and geography, he has served as an advisory to more than 50 nations as well as the United Nations.

Janot is a master at developing serious (and fun) games for programs in Africa and Asia that promote affective learning.

You don’t want to miss this event and opportunity to hear from these two!!

Co-sponsored by the Humanities, IDS, Natural Science, ES, and STS departments.