Senior Research Fellow
David Michel is a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Climate and Security. He is also currently a Research Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and a consultant with the Atlantic Council. Previously, he served as Research Fellow and Director of the Environmental Security Program at the Stimson Center (2008-2015), Executive-in-Residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (2015-2016), and Senior Manager in the Transboundary Water Management Department at the Stockholm International Water Institute (2017-2019). Michel has written widely on international climate negotiations, the water-food-energy nexus, and the emerging policy challenges posed by global environmental change. His work has appeared in the Journal of Hydrology, Water International, Applied Energy, and Foreign Policy, among other outlets, and has contributed to government policy analyses in the US and abroad, including the US Intelligence Community Assessments of Global Water Security (2012), Food Security (2015), and The Rise of Hydrodiplomacy (adelphi/German Federal Foreign Office, 2014). Michel was educated at Yale University, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.