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Girl Security Fellows Offer Fresh Perspectives on Climate Security

By Elsa Barron and Brigitte Hugh

Girl Security is an organization that seeks to address the challenge of the under-representation of women in the national security field, highlighted by the fact that, “women make up less than 40 percent of the U.S. State Department’s leadership and 26 percent at the Pentagon.” The group’s National Security Fellowship program offers young women interested in national and global security challenges the opportunity to learn about some of the most pressing issues of today and develop a strong community with similar interests. As a capstone to the program, the fellows released a National Girl Security Strategy in January, which is led by a chapter on “Advancing a More Inclusive Approach to Climate Security.”

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Call for Applications for the 2019 Climate Security Fellowship Program

csag-logo-massiveThe Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2019 Climate Security Fellowship Program, a collaborative effort of the American Security Project, the Center for Climate and Security and the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. Applications are due by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on September 30, 2019.

In response to increasing demand for mentorship and increased interest in career pathways for climate and security practitioners, the Climate and Security Advisory Group has developed a community-wide Climate Security Fellowship Program. It is the first professional organization for emerging leaders seeking meaningful careers at the intersection of climate change and security. (more…)

The Center for Climate and Security Welcomes New Fellows

C&S LOGOThe Center for Climate and Security welcomes three new fellows to its policy and research programs: Lieutenant Commander Oliver-Leighton Barrett, U.S. Navy (Retired), Anthony Burn and Sarah Volkman. Together, they bring significant expertise and experience on a wide range of issues, including the nexus of climate change and civilian-military dynamics in Latin America, satellite technologies and sustainability management. They join our other fellows to create an excellent team of area and thematic specialists. See their bios below!

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