WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Truman Center for National Policy (501c3) is proud to welcome Alexandra (Xander) Meise as Visiting Senior Fellow for Climate and Energy.
In this role, Xander will lead Truman’s climate and energy work, deepening our impact as we grapple with the increasingly interconnected relationship between climate change and national security.
“As Truman expands its work at the intersection of climate change and national security, we are thrilled to welcome Xander to this role,” said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Truman President & CEO. “Xander’s deep roots in the Truman community, dating from her selection as a political partner in 2015 together with her extensive expertise in law and climate policy, make her an outstanding choice for this important role.”
Xander has deep experience within the public and private sector. She serves as Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School and teaches international human rights law at Georgetown University.
“Climate change is a national security issue of the highest order that touches upon nearly every aspect of our foreign policy, defense, economy, and societal structures,” said Xander. “We need unconventional strategies to prepare our institutions and energy infrastructure to address the complex challenges presented by climate change. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to work with a dynamic organization like Truman and its national security experts to explore how our country can tackle these challenges.”
Xander is a non-resident fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House Climate Action Working Group; and a Truman Political Partner. Later this month, she will transition to the Northeastern University School of Law, as an associate teaching professor and continue working on issues of climate change and democratic governance. Originally from Long Island, she now considers New Hampshire her adopted home state.