Christopher Maternowski



Christopher Maternowski is a fellow with the Policy Insights Forum.


Christopher holds an M.A. in Security Studies from Kansas State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. He is a skilled researcher and an accomplished analyst who has worked for private and public sector clients in Canada and the U.S. He brings with him over eight years of experience in researching and analyzing complex topics and translating this research into insights.


Christopher joined the PIF alongside his current tenure as Co-Editor-in-Chief at the NATO Association of Canada (NAOC), a Toronto-based NGO. He is a lead editor of NAOC’s volume on climate change and global security and keenly applies his abilities in content creation, stakeholder relations, project management, and corporate development to his PIF projects.


At the PIF, Christopher’s research and writing focuses on the ways in which scientific, technological, and health trends intersect with and shape foreign and defence policy. Christopher has demonstrated expertise on strategic horizon issues, including disinformation and climate security, as well as the impacts of climate change on the defence sector.


Outside of the workplace, Christopher enjoys running and watching movies.