Newport, R.I. - U.S. Navy Cmdr. Andrea H. Cameron, U.S. Naval War College (NWC) military professor in the National Security Affairs (NSA) department, was selected to receive the Fulbright U.S. Scholar award in NATO Security Studies during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Cameron applied for the Fulbright Scholarship to continue her research at the intersection of climate change, humanitarian assistance and national security. With the Fulbright selection, Cameron will teach about climate security at the College of Europe and conduct research on climate security policy development within NATO and NATO member countries.
“My research will explore transatlantic security relations as NATO and the member states adopt new goals, policies and practices in the face of climate change,” said Cameron. “As countries adopt mitigation and adaptation policies, we must analyze the strategic implications and operational challenges.”
Cameron’s research will examine how NATO will collectively manage the multitude of climate security-related issues. These issues include the operational and infrastructure energy transformation, interoperability of the standing force and prioritization of tasks given the wide-ranging risks from the melting Arctic to extreme weather and migration.
Cameron credits her naval career, doctoral research at the Naval Postgraduate School, and academic opportunities at the Naval War College for providing her the rigorous academic foundation to be successful in the Fulbright selection process.
“I have been fortunate to be mentored by so many exceptional scholars in my field and I am better prepared for this opportunity because of the support of the naval educational community,” said Cameron.
Derek S. Reveron, Ph.D., NSA chair, U.S. Naval War College, discussed Cameron’s Fulbright U.S. Scholar award.
“For the Naval War College, the international recognition of the Fulbright award reflects the quality of the faculty. This is groundbreaking for NWC,” said Reveron. “As a Fulbright Scholar, Cmdr. Cameron will return with expertise to enrich our classrooms and further the college’s mission of educating leaders.”
Cameron also explained the impact of the Fulbright Scholar Award.
“As a Fulbright Scholar, not only do I represent the Naval War College, but I also represent the United States in this cultural exchange program,” Cameron continued. “I am honored at the chance to continue the academic outreach and bring more engagements back to the Naval War College.”
For over 75 years, the Fulbright program has been a prestigious worldwide academic exchange program for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. The intention of the Fulbright program is to share knowledge and collaborate across academic communities. U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsored the Fulbright Scholarship, and scholars were selected in an open, merit-based competition considering leadership, academic achievement and service.