SHERRI GOODMAN

Sherri Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, as well as Chair, Council on Strategic Risk and Senior Fellow and Founder of the CNA Military Advisory Board. Sherri 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), CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 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. She has degrees from Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Amherst College, from which she also received an Honorary degree in Humane Letters. Sherri also studied at the London School of Economics.