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David Michel

Senior Researcher

David Michel

David Michel

David Michel was a Senior Researcher with SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative. His work explored the cooperative opportunities and potential security risks posed by mounting pressures on the world’s shared natural resources, and the possibilities for collective institutions to meet global environmental challenges.

Prior to joining SIPRI in May 2020 he served as Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security, Senior Manager in the Transboundary Water Management Department with the Stockholm International Water Institute, and as Director of the Environmental Security Program at the Stimson Center. He has advised the US Department of State and the National Intelligence Council on transboundary water governance, food security, and climate policy issues, and held fellowships with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the United States Institute of Peace.

Subject expertise

Environmental security, transboundary water governance, climate change, collective action

Regional expertise

Global; South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan; Southeast Asia; West Africa

English, French, Spanish

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, USA; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France; Yale University, USA

United States
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