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Malte Humpert is the Executive Director of The Arctic Institute, an interdisciplinary non-profit think tank based in Washington DC, which he founded in 2011. His current research focuses on Arctic geopolitics, Arctic shipping and shipping scenarios, and China's political and economic interests in the region. His report on the future of Arctic shipping was selected by the Council of Foreign Relations as one of the “10 must-reads of the year”.

Malte is also a Caribbean energy consultant working for the Inter-American Development Bank. Since 2013 he has produced extensive Energy Dossiers on twelve Caribbean countries assessing their energy sectors, describing the legal and regulatory framework of their energy sectors and the formation of policies, and issuing policy recommendations. He also wrote the Energy Sector Note on Suriname informing the Bank’s 2017-2022 country strategy. In 2013 he published a comprehensive overview on the sector with the Caribbean Energy Matrix Country Briefings.

Malte’s work has been quoted or cited by, among others, the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, New Scientist, Bloomberg, and The Washington Post. He has also been featured on CNN, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC, Russia Today, Rúv Icelandic Television and Radio National Australia. He is a member of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

Malte holds a master’s degree in European Studies from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Northridge. He was named a prominent alumni of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, a select list which includes around 100 individuals, in 2013.