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 for the National Academy of Sciences, the American Meteorological Society, the US Geological Survey, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Annalise’s research and policy work has been covered in multiple news outlets including Scientific American, Resources Radio, Bloomberg Government, Circle of Blue, and the New Security Beat. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental Science and Technology, and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. To learn more, see her full bio here.

Recent Speaking Events

Climate Security. World Affairs Council with Admiral David Titley and Dr. Marcus King.

[re]GENERATION: Nurturing Climate Resilience Around the World. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). With Senator Bob Casey, Christian Man, CSIS, and Chet Tamang, Mercy Corps. 

Science Policy Career Panel. American Physical Society.