Sherri Goodman

Sherri Goodman

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Sr. Strategist, Center for Climate and Security, Sr. Fellow, Wilson Center

Sherri Goodman is Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security, a member of its Advisory Board, and Chair of the Board of the Council on Strategic Risks. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security and public policy.

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