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Marcus D. King

John O. Rankin Associate Professor of International Affairs; Director, Master of Arts Program in International Affairs
Suite 501-C
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Phone: 202-994-0216
Fax: 202-994-0335


Dr. King has lectured on climate change and international security to audiences including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, NATO, European Commission, the Indonesian Diplomatic Corps and a variety of U.S. government agencies and has published several articles and reports.
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Marcus D. King is John O. Rankin Associate Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Elliott School's Master of Arts in International Affairs Program. King previously served as Director of Research and Associate Research Professor. As Director of Research, he supported the Elliott School's research enterprise, including eight research institutes, through building contacts with external partners, and developing multi-investigator projects.

Dr. King joined the Elliott School from the CNA Corporation (Center for Naval Analyses), where he served as Project Director and Research Analyst. At CNA, Dr. King led research projects on topics including global climate change and national security, state stability, adaptation to climate change, and Defense Department energy policy. Dr. King organized the Military Advisory Board, a group of former flag and general officers constituted to advise CNA on 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 a consultant focused on nuclear energy policy, nonproliferation and climate change. During the Clinton Administration, Dr. King held Presidential 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 and directly supported the Deputy Secretary.


Ph.D., Tufts University

Classes Taught

IAFF 6186 Special Topics in Security Policy Studies:

IAFF 6898 International Affairs Capstone Workshop