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Erin Sikorsky

Erin Sikorsky
Director, The Center for Climate and Security
Director, The International Military Council on Climate and Security

Erin Sikorsky is Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), and the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS). Previously, she served as the Deputy Director of CCS. Prior to her service with the organization, Erin served as Deputy Director of the Strategic Futures Group on the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in the US, where she co-authored the quadrennial Global Trends report and led the US intelligence community’s environmental and climate security analysis. She is also the founding chair of the Climate Security Advisory Council, a Congressionally mandated group designed to facilitate coordination between the intelligence community and US government scientific agencies. Ms. Sikorsky worked in the US intelligence community for over a decade. Prior to joining the NIC, she led teams covering a range of issues related to the Middle East and Africa. 

Ms. Sikorsky is an adjunct professor at George Mason University, a visiting fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, and serves on the advisory board of the Smith College Center for Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability. She is a frequent commentator in print, on radio, and on television. She has published articles in a range of outlets, including War on the Rocks, The HillJust Security, and The Cipher Brief.  Ms. Sikorsky earned a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University, and a B.A. in government from Smith College.

Email: esikorsky (at)

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