Created on:
September 9, 2022

Christopher Maternowski Joins as Fellow at the Policy Insights Forum

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The Policy Insights Forum (PIF) announced that Christopher Maternowski will be joining as the organization’s newest fellow today.


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 is joining 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 forthcoming volume on climate change and global security and is keen to apply his abilities in content creation, stakeholder relations, project management, and corporate development to his upcoming PIF projects.


“I am honoured to receive an appointment as a Fellow at the Policy Insights Forum,” said Christopher. “With a deep, interdisciplinary roster of experts and an emphasis on innovative, solutions-oriented thinking, the PIF provides an excellent venue in which to learn and contribute. I am excited to collaborate with the team and work to deepen understandings about contemporary issues in the security and national defence space.”


In announcing the appointment, PIF Chairman Goran Samuel Pesic noted,

“The Policy Insights Forum is a forward-looking organization; we work at the intersection of emerging technology and policy to understand the strategic issues of tomorrow. Christopher’s expertise in disinformation, climate security, biotechnology, and the greening of defence is a perfect fit for our future vision.”


At the PIF, Christopher’s research and writing will continue to focus 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.


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