Nadya Bliss

Nadya T. Bliss is the Director of the Global Security Initiative (GSI) at Arizona State University. Global Security Initiative serves as the university-wide hub focusing on addressing emerging global challenges characterized by complex interdependencies and often presenting conflicting objectives, such as cyber security and digital identity, mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts, and human security, all requiring multi-disciplinary research and cross-mission collaboration between defense, development, and diplomacy communities. The Foresight Initiative, a 5-year, University-level partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, serves as the foundation for GSI. As the Principal Investigator on Foresight, Nadya leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers in exploring approaches to anticipate, visualize, and respond to global environmental change and its consequences in context of U.S. national security interests.

Nadya holds a Professor of Practice appointment in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Senior Sustainability Scientist appointment in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and is affiliated with the Center on the Future of War (collaboration between ASU and New America) and the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center.

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