Victoria Herrmann



Dr. Victoria Herrmann is currently the President and Managing Director of The Arctic Institute. Her research and writing focus on climate change, displacement of coastal communities, human development, community adaptation, and migration efforts.

Victoria previously worked as a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences’ Polar Research Board and as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Energy and Climate Program.  In cooperation with the Lowlander Center in Louisiana, Victoria is leading the creation of a dialogue framework between climate-displaced coastal-bayou communities and inland-high ground receiving communities. Victoria has published in many peer-review journals, including the Polar Law Yearbook, Polar Record, and Polar Geography and her expert opinion has appeared on CNN, BBC, and NPR among others.

Victoria currently teaches sustainability management at American University, science communication at the University Centre of the Westfjords (Iceland), and public speaking at the National Geographic Sciencetelling Bootcamp. She received her PhD in Geography at the Institute at Cambridge University in 2018 and holds a Masters degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

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