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Christine Parthemore

Christine ParthemoreChristine Parthemore
Director, Climate-Nuclear-Security Program

Christine Parthemore is Director of the Climate-Nuclear-Security Program, where she focuses on climate change issues related to global health security and nuclear energy. She is also a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, and founder of CLP Global, LLC, which provides advice and research on international affairs to NGOs and government clients. She served as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs in the U.S. Department of Defense from 2011 to 2015. In that capacity, she advised and assisted in managing more than $3 billion per year in research and development, acquisition, treaty compliance, and international partnership programs. She managed major projects focused on the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, including a multi-year effort contributing to the international mission to remove and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. Since 2010, she has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Global Security Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., where she designed and teaches a graduate course in Energy and Environmental Security. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Parthemore was a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and an assistant to journalist Bob Woodward. She has testified before Congress, and lectured at universities in the United States, Vietnam, and China. Her academic background lies in international political economy and unconventional threats/nonproliferation, with degrees from The Ohio State University and Georgetown.

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