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Lindsay Iversen

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Senior Adjunct Fellow

Lindsay Iversen is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the American Security Project. Most recently, she served as Deputy Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), an interdisciplinary center that supports and shares faculty research on energy markets, air pollution, and the economic effects of climate change. Concurrently, she was the Editorial Director for EPIC’s 2021 book, U.S. Energy & Climate Roadmap, which offered data-driven insights on climate and energy policy for the incoming Administration and Congress. Prior to joining EPIC, she was the Associate Director, Climate and Resources at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a leading foreign policy think tank, where she played a central role in CFR’s work on climate change, food security and water security. She previously served as Special Assistant to the President, Research for CFR’s president, Richard Haass. In that role, she was the lead researcher on Haass’s 2013 book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home, and a member of a small team leading peace negotiations in Northern Ireland. Iversen also has worked as a consultant to the agricultural development program at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and conducted research for several UK-based organizations working on conflict and development issues. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.