Shannon Green

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Lead, CSR
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

Shannon Green is the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Lead for the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) and a Senior Fellow in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, focusing on chemical, biological, and nuclear issues.

Prior to joining CSR, Shannon spent eight years working for the U.S. House of Representatives, most recently as Subcommittee Staff Director for the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations. In this role, she oversaw more than $45 billion of the annual defense budget, including policies and programs related to national and military intelligence, counterproliferation, countering weapons of mass destruction, sensitive military activities, and special operations forces. She also served as Senior Investigative Counsel for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. She was an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University where she taught security policy from 2016 to 2019.

Previously, Shannon served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps where she deployed worldwide in roles focused on international and operational law. She studied international human rights law at Oxford University and holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, MS from the University of Maryland, and JD from the University of Memphis.