Senior Fellow, Global Food Security Project
Expertise: Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Climate Change and Environmental Impacts, Energy and Sustainability, Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, and Immunizations, Food and Agriculture, Global Health, Health and Security, International Development, Russia and Eurasia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, The South Caucasus, U.S. Development Policy
Associated Programs: Global Food Security ProjectReid Hamel is a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Food Security Project. Her work investigates U.S. policy and strategy in food security investments worldwide, with an emphasis on agricultural intensification and sustainability; good governance; risk management, financial services, and social protection; smallholder livelihoods; and nutrition. An economic demographer, Dr. Hamel recently designed and taught a new course, Global Population Growth and Food Security, at Middlebury College. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, where her dissertation quantified the public-sector cost savings to social safety net programs associated with the incorporation of voluntary family planning services. Dr. Hamel was previously associate director of the Department of Hunger and Livelihoods at Save the Children, where she led research design and evaluation strategy. She has also worked with the Economic Development Program at the Asia Foundation, with the Caucasus Research Resource Centers, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan.