Courtney Weatherby is a research analyst with the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia and Energy, Water, & Sustainability programs and Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia Program. Her research focuses on sustainable infrastructure and energy development challenges in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific, particularly food-water-energy nexus issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Weatherby was lead author on a range of technical and policy studies including Thailand’s Energy Development Pathways with Pact , the IUCN report Sekong, Sesan, Srepok Basin Energy Profile, the Stimson Center report Mekong Power Shift, and the TRENDS Institution UAE Energy Diplomacy report. She supports the team’s data-driven work on the Mekong Infrastructure Tracker and has authored and co-authored numerous short pieces a range of online publications including Foreign Policy, The Bangkok Post, and China Dialogue.
She served as a US-Japan-Southeast Asia Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington in early 2019, focusing her fellowship research on US-Japan collaboration on energy infrastructure in Southeast Asia. She has spoken publicly on panels at a variety of institutions including the National Bureau of Asian Research’s Pacific Energy Summit and the Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy. Before joining Stimson in 2014, Weatherby worked briefly with the Center for Strategic International Studies, the State Department, and Human Rights Watch. She holds a M.A. in Asian Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a B.A. in East Asian Studies with honors from Dickinson College.