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Annalise Blum, PhD, is a hydrologist and environmental engineer who specializes in national and environmental security policy. Currently, she is a senior advisor for climate at the U.S. Department of Defense. 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 Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Meteorological Society, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Annalise’s research has been covered in Scientific American, Resources Radio, and Circle of Blue. Her writing has 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 Media and Publications

Quoted in Defense.gov: DOD Exercise Highlights Need to Address Climate Change, Its Impacts.

Co-authored with Kate Guy in Just Security: Climate Change is a Threat the Next Generation Cannot Face Alone

Panelist at the Yale Special Operations Forces Conference day on Climate Change.