Kate Guy is an expert in the intersection of our changing climate, national security threats, and global governance institutions and joined CGEP to spearhead an initiative on climate and security. In addition to her role at CGEP, she is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security, where she also serves as Deputy Director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS). Kate is currently pursuing a PhD in International Relations at the University of Oxford, where she researches great power conflict and climate change. At Oxford, Kate has served as a lecturer in International Relations at University College, a researcher at the Blavatnik School of Government, and led courses in the University-wide Oxford School of Climate Change. 

Kate has worked in American politics and international environmental policy with numerous institutions, including the U.S. Department of State, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the Truman National Security Project, Foreign Policy for America, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Her work has appeared in the BBC, Bloomberg News, The Conversation, Forbes, The Guardian, International Affairs, The National Interest, Oxford Magazine, Reuters, Scientific American, USA Today, and War on the Rocks. Kate earned her B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, focusing in foreign policy and climate change.  She was raised in Minnesota, and currently lives in Washington, DC.