Alexandra Hackbarth

Alexandra Hackbarth (@alexhackbarth) is a Senior Policy Advisor in E3G’s Washington, D.C. office. Her work focuses on the geopolitics of climate change, with an emphasis on the strategic rivalry between the U.S. and China. Before joining E3G, Alexandra was the Director of Climate and Energy Security at the American Security Project, a D.C.-based national security think-tank, where her work focused on the national security implications of climate change. 

From 2017 to 2019, Alexandra served as the Special Advisor for Forward Operations to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) 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. Her coursework focused on the economic and political relationship between the U.S. and China, and in the fall of 2014, Alexandra studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. 

Alexandra was also a Harold Rosenthal Fellow for International Relations in the Office of Stability and Humanitarian Affairs at the Pentagon. During her time, she drafted a decision memo for the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in support of a UN Peacekeeping Operation; authored a paper on the Defense Department’s equities for UN peacekeeping missions; and drafted talking points and briefing materials for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs.

Alexandra also has an advanced degree from the Air Command and Staff College, an academic course designed for field grade officers, geared toward teaching the skills necessary for air and space operations in support of a joint campaign as well as leadership and command in the military and government arenas.

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

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