Senior Research Fellow
David Michel is a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Climate and Security. He is also a Senior Researcher with the Environment of Peace Program at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). 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). He has been a Research Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and a consultant with the Atlantic Council. Michel has written widely on water, food, and energy security; international climate diplomacy; maritime resources policy; and the emerging governance 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), USAID, Water and Conflict: A Toolkit for Programming (2014), 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.