The world has witnessed a new era of cooperation on climate change between the United States and China. This cooperation between the world’s two largest economies and carbon emitters played a fundamental role in the international negotiations leading up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. This includes, in particular, the joint announcement of their respective post-2020 climate actions in November 2014 and the crafting of common visions on key issues related to the Paris Outcome in September 2015. The world has high expectations that the United States and China will enhance their future collaboration on climate change. These expectations will be the cornerstone of translating the Paris vision into action. Furthermore, the Joint Presidential Statement released in March 2016 also stressed that “joint efforts by the United States and China on climate change will serve as an enduring legacy of the partnership between our two countries”.
Malcolm H. Wiener is an Aegean prehistorian who has written extensively on the Eastern Mediterranean world in the Bronze Age. His topics include the emergence, florescence and collapse of the first complex societies of the western world in Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, their relationship to the civilizations of the Near East and Egypt, the chronology of the ancient world, warfare in the ancient world and the acquisition of bronze, and the interaction of climate change and human agency in the collapse of civilizations. His awards include the honorary doctorates of the Universities of Sheffield, Tübingen, Athens, Cincinnati, University College London, Dickinson College and the University of Arizona, the Gold Cross of the Order of Honor (Greece) and the Ring of Honour of the German Academy in Mainz. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Antiquaries in London, a Corresponding Member of the Royal Swedish Academy, the Austrian Archaeological Institute, the Austrian Academy of Science, and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, and holds a rank of Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. He is a recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America Bandelier Award for Public Service to Archaeology.
Mr. Wiener is a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The Center for Social Policy of the KSG is named in his honor.
Mr. Wiener chaired the independent task force of the CFR on "Non-lethal Technologies: Military Implications and Options" and wrote its report.
Mr. Wiener was born in Tsingtao, China, is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, served in the Navy, practiced as an attorney, and was the founder and CEO of related investment firms between 1971 and 1987.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm