Chad Briggs, Adjunct Faculty

Chad Briggs, PhD is Strategy Director for GlobalInt LLC, Public Policy faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Kosovo, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Security in The Hague. He has a PhD in political science from Carleton University in Canada, and specializes in translation of complex scientific data into risk assessments and strategic planning.

From 2010-2012 he was Minerva Chair of Energy and Environmental Security at the Air University, United States Air Force, where he led a team of researchers in identifying and assessing critical risks and vulnerabilities to military operations and strategies. He previously worked as Team Leader under the Energy and Environmental Security Directorate at the US Dept of Energy, and from 2008-2010 was Senior Advisor for International Security Affairs and Special Advisor on Climate Change and Strategic Assessment.

In 2005-06 and 2008 Dr. Briggs was a Fulbright Professor to Budapest and Berlin, and he also attended school in France, Norway, Hungary, Ireland, Germany, the UK and Serbia. His publications have ranged from geography and medical journals to military strategy and climate change. His research focuses on post-conflict environmental health and energy reconstruction, disaster planning in the Arctic and Asia-Pacific, and integration of energy and environmental risks to joint planning and intelligence operations. Recent articles have appeared in Parameters, International Affairs, and Intelligence and National Security.