Todd Smith

Todd Smith
University of Texas at Austin

Todd’s primary policy interests are international sustainable development and poverty reduction, especially in Africa. He has worked in China and Ethiopia with the international humanitarian aid organization Médicins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. During the summer of 2008, Todd worked with Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust in Cape Town, South Africa where he authored the recently published tenth volume in Impumelelo’s Series of Best Practice, the second to focus on environmental programs. While pursuing his PhD, Todd is working as a research assistant with the Strauss Center on the DoD Minerva grant to study “Climate Change, State Stability and Political Risk in Africa.”