Annalise Blum, PhD, is a hydrologist and environmental engineer who specializes in national and environmental security policy. As a policy fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Annalise leads RECESS (Resource Competition, Environmental Security, and Stability), a group which is informing DoD strategic thinking on the national security impacts of environmental change and has been featured on the DoD website. She is also a Lecturer in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Johns Hopkins University. Guided by a commitment to global water security, Annalise has over a decade of experience leading multi-disciplinary research in the United States, Africa, South America, and Asia. Previously, she has worked at the National Academy of Sciences, the American Meteorological Society, the US Geological Survey, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Annalise’s work has been covered in Scientific American, Resources Radio, Bloomberg Government, and Circle of Blue. Her policy and research have been published in Just Security and the New Security Beat, as well as in peer-reviewed journals including Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental Science and Technology, and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. Her full bio is here.

Recent Speaking Events

Earth Intel: Enhancing Partnerships Between Academic and National Security Communities to Address Ecosecurity Challenges. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Climate Security. World Affairs Council of Seattle.

[re]GENERATION: Nurturing Climate Resilience Around the World. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).