Ph.D., Tufts University
Environmental security, energy security, national security impacts of environmental change
Marcus D. King serves as Director of Research at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, with a concurrent appointment as Associate Research Professor of International Affairs. As Director of Research, he supports the Elliott School's research enterprise, including eight research institutes, through building contacts with external partners, developing multi-investigator projects, and supporting more effective proposal development.
Dr. King joined the Elliott School from CNA Corporation (Center for Naval Analyses), where he served as Project Director and Research Analyst for the Environment and Energy Team. At CNA, Dr. King led research projects on topics including global climate change, state stability, adaptation to climate change, and Defense Department Energy Policy and organized the Military Advisory Board, a group of former flag and general officers constituted to advise CNA on studies involving energy, climate, and security issues.
Previously, Dr. King served as a globalization planning fellow and special assistant in Georgetown University's Office of the President, as the research director of the Sustainable Energy Institute, and as senior manager for energy and security programs at Numark Associates; a consultancy focused on climate change and nuclear energy issues. During the Clinton Administration, Dr. King held appointments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he represented the United States in multilateral environmental negotiations including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service; and the Office of the Secretary of Energy where he represented the United States in negotiations with the Russian Federation on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy and directly supported the Deputy Secretary.
Dr. King holds Ph.D. and M.A.L.D. degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown. He has delivered several invited lectures and served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown and George Washington Universities.
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