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Hanna Homestead

Hanna Homestead

Program Director

Hanna Homestead directs the Climate, Conflict, and Arms Mapping Program (CAMP) at the Center for International Policy. She conducts and oversees research and data analysis on the intersections between climate change and militarism, and serves as a resource to the public, media, and policymakers on the human and ecological implications of the U.S. arms trade. In addition, she works with CIP’s leadership on the strategic development and implementation of new initiatives promoting progressive U.S. foreign policy. Hanna is an Emerging Expert at the Forum on the Arms Trade where she has made key contributions to the forum's legislative tracker and policy work. Prior to joining CIP, she was an advocate for sex worker rights in Wisconsin, conducted research for UNICEF in Sudan, and served as a staffer in the U.S. Senate.

Hanna received her M.A. in International Security Policy at Columbia’s School of International Affairs (SIPA) and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has lived in India, Malawi, and Uganda, and has studied Hindi and Kiswahili languages.



July 7, 2022

Where Energy Security and Climate Imperatives Align

By Hanna Homestead and Alex Stapleton

"Clean energy is now a national security imperative. And Europe is clueing the United States into what an achievable and responsible path to energy security looks like," writes Hanna Homestead and Alex Stapleton

January 25, 2022

Amending America's Undemocratic Defense Policy

By Hanna Homestead

Policy Associate Hanna Homestead writes, "The polls are clear: Americans do not want to engage or invest in more war. Yet, most of our elected officials continually choose to maintain the calamitous status quo to our collective detriment."

June 19, 2022

Tracking the weapons pouring into Ukraine

Hanna Homestead interviewed

Hanna Homestead discusses how much military might Ukraine has received and how foreign weapons could fall into the wrong hands.

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