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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
Want Climate Security? Raise National Security Specter
September 21 - The Pentagon has begun studying the effects of environment on security. But will we see real change? Published in Defense News and Truthout.

Report
Military vs. Climate Security: Mapping the Shift from the Bush Years to the Obama Era
July 28 - In addition to creating an existential threat to the planet and its people, rapidly accelerating climate change is a security challenge. Published in Grist and Inter Press Service and Environmental News Network.

Op-Ed
Mass Transit Helps Cut Global Warming and War
July 16 - We need to start viewing climate change as both a security and environmental challenge. Published in The (Stroudsburg, PA) Pocono Record and The (Los Angeles, CA) Bell Gardens Sun and The (Marshall, MN) Independent and Common Dreams and The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times.

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