NPS-Stanford Climate Security Fellowship


The Climate Security Fellows Program is designed to enrich graduate student experiences at NPS and Stanford by creating a space to learn about and discuss major issues in climate change, national security, and sustainability.

The program aligns with (1) the three bins of the NPS-Doerr partnership, which are energy security, ocean sciences, and climate security and sustainability, and (2) the priorities laid out in the Navy Climate Strategy. Faculty from NPS and Stanford will present related topics and hold interactive discussions on such topics as:

  • Issues related to U.S. national security policy and climate change
  • Military installations and surrounding communities impacted by climate change
  • The nexus of environmental security, climate security, and energy
  • Security and sustainability implications of climate-induced migration
  • Private and public competition in Polar regions, specifically in the Arctic
  • Other topics chosen by faculty as timely and relevant to climate security and participating curricula

The pilot year of the fellowship is underway with 12 fellows from both institutions and will run November 2023–May 2024.

For more information, contact:
Kristen Fletcher, NPS POC:
Mark McVay, Stanford POC:

Fellows Resources



Fellows-Meeting Documents

Fellowship Meeting Documents

Session 3 Video

Agenda and Session Plan – 1 March 2024

Reading: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Reading: Grist: Talking about climate change can be awkward. Just as Tim Robinson (16 February 2024)

Reading: National Geographic: Have we been talking about climate change all wrong? (9 February 2024)

Reading: BBC: Electric Cars: Lords urge action on ‘misinformation’ in press (5 February 2024)

Viewing: Ted Talk by Marshall Sheperd: Slaying the “zombies” of climate science (2014)

Resource: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication: Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy (Fall 2023)

Resource: Center for Countering Digital Hate: The New Climate Denial (2024)

Resource: Combined Naval Address (hosted by NPS): Extreme Weather-Climate Change Connections: Perspectives on science, vulnerability, and the message (2022)

Resource: Climate Change Videos by Dan Linehan (2021)

Session 6 Video

Agenda and Session Plan – 3 May 2024    

Reading: Putting a number on hunger, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Reading: The 5 Phases of Food Security, United Nations (2024 video)

Reading: Food Systems must be rewired to halt escalating hunger and soften climate impacts, Relief Web

Resource: The Blue Food Assessment

Resource: The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (2023 report)

Resource: State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023 (video)

Resource: Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System, NCAR/UCAR (2016 video)

Resource: The science of food security, Nature (2018)

Resource: Strengthening Food Security in the Force: Building on Our Progress, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (2023)

Resource: Rethinking Food (2023 Documentary/WaterBear)