Nancy E. Brune

Washington, DC
Dr. Nancy E. Brune is a non resident Senior Fellow with the Center for a New American Security where she works on issues of natural security, energy security, the water-energy-food-security nexus, climate change and national security, and the resiliency of critical systems. Her other areas of interest include climate, migration and conflict, natural resources and development, the smart grid, energy and sustainability, state owned oil companies, and all things Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. She is a steering committee member of the Climate and Security Working Group. Previously, Dr. Brune worked at the Institute for Security Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she also served as the director of the Energy Security Policy Initiative. She has consulted for the Harvard School of Public Health, the World Bank, JPMorgan Chase and OPIC. Dr. Brune is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, essays, blogs, and op-ed pieces. Her work has appeared in Global Trends 2030 blog, Journal of Energy Security, Americas Quarterly, IMF Staff Papers, Social Science and Medicine, World Politics Review and the Las Vegas Sun. Dr. Brune is a fellow with the Truman National Security Project, a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and sits on the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Energy Security. Dr. Brune received her Ph.D. from Yale University and her Master of Public Policy and B.A. degrees from Harvard University. She was awarded research fellowships at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania.