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Miriam Pemberton
Research Fellow
Foreign Policy In Focus

miriam@ips-dc.org
Institute for Policy Studies
Washington, DC, 20036


Foreign Policy In Focus

Miriam Pemberton

Miriam Pemberton is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, writing and speaking on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She has recently published a report, "Military vs. Climate Security: Mapping the Shift from the Bush Years to the Obama Era," a follow-up to her other publication, "The Budgets Compared: Military vs. Climate Security." Miriam also leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.” Formerly she was editor, researcher and finally director of the National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

With William Hartung of the New America Foundation, she is co-editor of the book "Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008).

Recent Work

Op-Ed
How to Make our Embassies Safer
October 31 - Paul Ryan's spending plans call for slashing the money the State Department can use to protect diplomats. Published in The Liberty (TX) Vindicator.

Op-Ed
A Glimmer of Military Budget Sanity
September 10 - Even House Republicans can't stomach spending $17,000 on a helicopter drip pan. Published in Common Dreams and The (Prestonsburg, KY) Floyd County Times and The Liberty County Vindicator and San Antonio-Express News and The Traverse City (MI) Record-Eagle.

Commentary
How We Can Replace Defense Jobs
August 21 - As the post-9-11 wars finally begin to end, we can shrink the Pentagon budget. Here is a three-part strategy for replacing the jobs currently dependent on military production we don't need.

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