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Lauren Herzer Risi

Senior Program Manager, Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center

Lauren Herzer Risi is a Senior Program Manager in the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. She works with policymakers, practitioners, donors, and researchers to encourage innovative and integrated solutions to development and security challenges related to environmental change and natural resources. In addition to developing and implementing public and private conferences and workshops to bring these communities together, she has co-edited and co-authored a number of reports, including: Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World;  After the Disaster: Rebuilding Communities; Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation; and Our Shared Future: Environmental Pathways to Peace. She is a contributing editor to New Security Beat, and co-producer of a series of podcasts exploring the unintended consequences of climate responses, and a forthcoming series on water, conflict, and peacebuilding.