Caitlin E. Werrell
Co-Founder & President
Caitlin Werrell is Co-Founder & President of the Center for Climate and Security, and Co-Chair of the Climate and Security Advisory Group. She leads the Center’s policy development, analysis and research programs, and facilitates the primary forum for climate and security dialogue in the U.S. national security community. She has written and published extensively on the security implications of climate change, water stress and natural resource mismanagement in Syria and North Africa, including in the seminal report “The Arab Spring and Climate Change,” and in the SAIS Review of International Affairs, as well as the potential for new technologies like additive manufacturing for addressing climate risks. Her primary research interests include climate change, water policy and international security. She has spent over a decade investigating the intersection of security, natural resources, conflict and cooperation. Caitlin has experience in international and domestic climate and water policy, including as co-founder of the MAP Institute for Water & Climate, a Senior Associate at AD Partners, and as Director of International Programs at EDN. Caitlin has written for the SAIS Review of International Affairs, Angle Journal, Defense News, the Reuters Foundation, the National Journal, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Climate Progress and e-International Relations, and has been cited by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, USA Today, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate, the Toronto Star and the Atlantic, among others. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, where she focused on transboundary water issues, concluding with a field study on water conflict and cooperation in Cyprus. Caitlin also holds a BA in Environmental Politics from Mount Holyoke College. Caitlin also serves on the advisory board of the Nuclear Security Working Group and the Planetary Security Initiative.
Email: cwerrell (at) climateandsecurity.org