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Marisol Maddox is a Senior Arctic Analyst at the Polar Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Her research considers the nexus of the Arctic, climate change, security, and geopolitics. She is particularly interested in how the growing presence of actorless threats-- such as climate change and biodiversity loss-- interplays with traditional security challenges and strategic thinking.

Ms. Maddox is a non-resident research fellow at the Center for Climate & Security and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She currently serves as a core expert on the Arctic and hybrid threats for The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. She regularly teaches at the Department of Defense Regional Center, the Ted Steven Center for Arctic Security Studies.

Ms. Maddox previously contributed expertise as a member of the Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative at the U.S. Naval War College and co-led the International Climate working group at Foreign Policy for America's NextGen Initiative. She frequently publishes and speaks on Arctic security and geopolitics. Her commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, Arctic Today, Business Insider, Science, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, among other outlets.

Ms. Maddox holds an M.A. in International Security with a concentration in Transnational Challenges from George Mason University’s Schar School. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Ecosystems from Binghamton University.

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