Alexandra Hackbarth

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Director, Climate and Energy Security

Expertise: International Security, US National Security Policy, US-China Relations, Afghanistan, Climate Security

Alexandra Hackbarth is the Director of Climate and Energy Security at the American Security Project. Her research focuses on how climate change is affecting U.S. national security interests worldwide.

From 2017 to 2019, Alexandra served as the Special Advisor for Forward Operations in the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Prior to her posting in Kabul, Alexandra was the Senate Congressional Liaison in SIGAR’s Washington, D.C. office.

Alexandra received a Masters in Public Administration and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, where she was a Robertson Foundation for Government Fellow and a Harold Rosenthal Fellow for International Relations.

Before graduate school, Alexandra was a Legislative Assistant for Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon. Her portfolio included natural resource, energy, agricultural, and transportation policy.

Recent Posts

ASP Public Diplomacy Fellow Matthew Wallin in The Hill

Posted on: Feb 05, 2020

NDAA Shines Spotlight on Great Power Competition in the Arctic

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019

Event Recap: A New American Message

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019

ASP in Arizona: National Security Implications of Climate Change

Posted on: Dec 05, 2019

US Military Construction Standards Require Climate Security Update

Posted on: Nov 22, 2019

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