Sharon Burke

Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program

The Honorable Sharon E. Burke is a senior advisor to New America, where she focuses on international security and a new program, Resource Security, which examines the intersection of security, prosperity, and natural resources.

Before joining New America, Burke served in the Obama Administration as the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy, a new office that worked to improve the energy security of U.S. military operations. Prior to her service at DoD, Burke held a number of senior U.S. government positions, including at the Department of State in the George W. Bush Administration, and was a vice president and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. She attended Williams College and Columbia University, where she was a Zuckerman and International fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs. She serves as an advisor to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Decarbonizing Energy, and the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and RESOURCE SECURITY
War and Tweets

This paper examines the changing context for public reactions to terrorism, and the role of news media and social media.


RESOURCE SECURITY and NEW AMERICA NYC
Liquid Assets: Can Wall Street Save the Water Crisis?

If we engineered our way into the looming water crisis, can new solutions engineer us back out?


RESOURCE SECURITY
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.


RESOURCE SECURITY
OPEC Ministers Gather in Algiers

Image of the week.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Covering Terrorism

A conversation on the impact of social media and media coverage on the public's response to terrorism


RESOURCE SECURITY
Dam Problems, Security Solutions, and a New White House Memo

The White House released a Presidential Memorandum on climate security yesterday.


OPEN MARKETS and RESOURCE SECURITY
Trade, War, and China in the 21st Century

RESOURCE SECURITY
A Profile in Courage: Orlando’s Chris Castro

An interview with Orlando's Director of Sustainability.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Image of the Week, Part 2

Renewable energy in Burlington, Vermont.


RESOURCE SECURITY
An Interview with Dr. Nadya Bliss

The newest member of New America’s Resource Security Team.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Is North America the New Saudi Arabia?

Reflections on last week's event.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Image of the Week

Comments on the 126th meeting of the National Petroleum Council.