A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia

Nichole Sobecki

Struggling with famine, drought, and violence, Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Desperation is still driving people to crowded cities, refugee camps, or to the ranks of militant groups, even as a newly-elected government looks for a better way forward. 

Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting a more personal story of Somalia, one told through the people living with a changing climate and the human consequences. Join us for this special multi-media event, co-hosted by New America, The GroundTruth Project, and the Stanley Foundation.

Follow the conversation online with #AClimateforConflict

Lunch will be served. 

11:30-12:00: Lunch and Registration

12:00-1:30: Screening of “A Climate for Conflict” followed by panel discussion. 


Nichole Sobecki
Photographer and Filmmaker, the GroundTruth Project 

Laura Heaton
Reporter, the GroundTruth Project 

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn (USN, retired)  

Chairman, The Gunn Group

Jon Kurtz 
Director of Research and Learning, Mercy Corps  

Dr. Cheikh Mbow

Executive Director, START International


Hon. Sharon Burke
Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program, New America