David Michel is a senior associate and director of the Environmental Security program. His work explores emerging governance challenges, and security risks posed by global environmental change.
Michel has written on the international impacts and implications of global warming, and on the possibilities for collective institutions to address environmental problems. He has advised the National Intelligence Council and the US Departments of Defense, Energy, and State on environmental security and climate policy issues. He also consulted with NGOs participating in the international climate negotiations process.
Prior to joining Stimson in 2008, Michel served as senior associate with the Center for Transatlantic Relations at The Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he developed and led the Transatlantic Dialogue on Climate Change program.
Michel holds a BA in political science from Yale University, an MA in social sciences at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and did his doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Water Challenges and Cooperative Response in the Middle East and North Africa (coauthor, Brookings, 2012).
Indian Ocean Rising: Maritime Security and Policy Challenges (coeditor, Stimson, 2012) - with Russell Sticklor.
Scientific, Intellectual, and Governance Cooperation on Emerging Environmental Challenges in the Muslim World (coauthor, Brookings, 2010).
Coastal Zones and Climate Change (coeditor, Stimson, 2010) - with Amit Pandya.
Indian Climate Policy: Choices and Challenges (coeditor, Stimson, 2009) - with Amit Pandya.
Troubled Waters: Climate Change, Hydropolitics, and Transboundary Resources (coeditor, Stimson, 2009) - with Amit Pandya.
"EU Enlargement and the Global Environment" (The Strategic Implications of EU Enlargement, Washington, DC: Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2005).
Climate Policy for the 21st Century: Meeting the Long-Term Challenge of Global Warming (Washington, DC: Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2004).
"Climate Change, The Rights of Future Generations, and Intergenerational Equity" (Climate Change and Its Linkages with Development, Equity, and Sustainability, Geneva: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change/World Meteorological Organization, 2000) - with I. Mintzer.View All Publications