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Hon. Sherri Goodman Discusses the Environment-Security Nexus

Defense.gov_News_Photo_000830-D-9880W-051Ellen Laipson, the Stimson Center’s President and CEO, recently moderated a discussion with Hon. Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President, CNA and Richard Cronin, Director of Stimson’s Southeast Asia Program, on the evolution of environmental issues as an increasingly important part of human and national security.  Sherri Goodman’s account of her career in many ways parallels the evolution of the global security landscape. She started at the Senate Arms Services Committee with a focus on nuclear weapons and arms control during the Cold War, led the charge to broaden the definition of national security through her work as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Security (1993-2001). As she describes the transition, she went “from weapons to waste.” She has continued to lead in advancing understanding of environmental security risks as Senior Vice President at CNA, where in 2007 she led the development of the Military Advisory Board’s groundbreaking report, “National Security and the Threat of Climate Change.” (more…)

Hon. Sherri Goodman & Gen. Gordon Sullivan: Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier

Enduring Freedom, NATURAL FIREClimate change is a “threat multiplier.” This was the primary focus of an excellent piece in today’s Politico co-authored by the Hon. Sherri Goodman, former deputy undersecretary of defense, senior vice president and general counsel of CNA, and executive director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, and Gen. Gordon Sullivan, USA (ret), the 32nd chief of staff of the Army, president and chief executive officer of the Association of the United States Army, and member of the CNA Military Advisory Board. (more…)

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