5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Disaster Security: Using Intelligence and Military Planning for Energy and Environmental Risks (Book Launch)

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From glacier melt in the Andes and hurricanes in New York and Hawaii, to hybrid disasters, cyber operations, and geoengineering, the US military and intelligence community harnesses the foresight provided by scenarios, simulations, and disaster planning to anticipate environmental and security-related disasters. In their new book, Disaster Security: Using Intelligence and Military Planning for Energy and Environmental Risks, Chad Briggs and Miriam Matejova lead readers through real-life planning scenarios and lessons learned to provide an inside view of how and why government agencies plan for environmental disasters and their potential cascading impacts on global systems.

Please join us for a discussion with the authors and reflections by former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security, Sherri Goodman.

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Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Joanna Hensley.



  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko

    Senior Advisor, ECSP; Former Director, ECSP
    Professor and Associate Dean, George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University


  • Chad M. Briggs

    Graduate Director and Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Alaska- Anchorage; Strategy Director, GlobalInt LLC
  • Sherri Goodman

    Senior Fellow
    Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
  • Miriam Matejova

    Economic Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Canada