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Garrett Adler

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Social Order and Social Protection: Mechanisms and Moderators in Climate-Related Violent Conflict

Graduate Student Fellowship | 2020 - 2021 Academic Year

The rise in global warming shows a positive relationship with the frequency and strength of violence across the world. Adler’s dissertation focuses on identifying and explaining the various moderators and mechanisms of this correlation to better understand how to mitigate the issue. It proposes to policymakers the education and solutions needed to best mitigate and lessen the effect of climate on conflict. Adler gathers and analyzes survey data, records, satellite sources and computational models to derive his conclusions.


Garrett Adler, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

Garrett Adler

After six years teaching science at a public school in the Bronx, Garrett returned to the student side of the classroom. Since then he has worked to pursue research at the intersection of two fields of long-term interest: Earth systems science and international relations/security. As an interdisciplinary PhD student, Garrett is working to build facilities with cutting edge quantitative social science methods, while exploring the literature related to environmental change, comparative politics, political and economic development and the causes of violent conflict.

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