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Mr David Michel


Nonresident Fellow, Environmental Security Program at The Stimson Center


David Michel studies the emerging governance challenges and security risks posed by global environmental change.

He has written widely on transboundary water management, the international impacts and implications of global warming, maritime resources policy, and on the possibilities for collective institutions to address common environmental problems. He has advised the US National Intelligence Council and the US Departments of Defense, Energy, and State on water and climate security issues. He frequently lectures at universities in the US and around the world, and consults with both the private sector and non-governmental organizations on environmental policy questions.

Mr Michel is a Nonresident Fellow at The Stimson Center, a non-partisan policy think tank in Washington, DC. He was previously Senior Associate and Director of the Environmental Security Program at Stimson. He earlier served as senior associate with the Center for Transatlantic Relations at The Johns Hopkins University, where he led the Transatlantic Dialogue on Climate Change.

He was educated at Yale University, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.