Emily Gallagher

Program Associate, Resource Security Program

Emily Gallagher is a program associate in the Resource Security program at New America where she researches and writes on various topics, such as water, agriculture, natural disasters, and energy and how they interact with international and national security. Before joining New America, she worked in Amman, Jordan on a Fulbright research grant analyzing government and non-profit water policies during the Syrian refugee crisis. During her time in Jordan she also worked at an international aid agency providing project management assistance for winterization distribution, focus group discussions, women literacy classes, and rent assistance to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians. Additionally, Gallagher has established a running camp and race for young girls in Jordan, coauthored the USAID Water and Conflict Toolkit, and interned at the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan, a U.S. biofuels company, and an environmental consulting organization. She holds bachelor degrees in economics and international studies from American University.

All Work

Dangerous Weather from Sea to Shining Sea

Demographics and weather are shifting in the United States—and we need to adapt our weather resiliency techniques along with it.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Rewriting the Story of Fukushima, Six Years Later

Fukushima is no longer a story of disaster. Now, six years after the nuclear meltdown, it is about the slow process of building back trust.


RESOURCE SECURITY
A Firsthand Account on the Complexity of Weather

We traveled to Portland, Maine in the middle of a snowstorm and learned a thing or two about the weather.


RESOURCE SECURITY
There’s a Periodic Table in my Phone?

An overview of rare earth minerals.


RESOURCE SECURITY
COP22 Needs Some Love and Here's Why

COP22 starts next week in Morocco.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Hydrofluoro-what? An Explanation of the Kigali Deal

Image of the week.


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Weather Eye

A look at weather-related disaster trends in the U.S., pinpointing which counties are disaster ready – and which counties need to be.


A Return to Common Conservation Ground

How did the Grand Canyon become a partisan issue? Emily Gallagher explains.


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Image of the Week

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is now the world's largest protected area.


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July was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded

Why are you so surprised?


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Image of the Week

The Louisiana National Guard and a state emergency.


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From Blue Skies to Black Starts

A summary on today's event.