Director of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity at the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Mike Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary, and co-directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His interests include international organizations, international relations theory, political economy of development and institutions, and foreign aid.
Joshua Fisher received his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, where he studied the ecological drivers of armed conflict. His work coupled geospatial statistics, remote sensing, and econometric modeling to develop spatially explicit forecast models of the likelihood of armed conflict. Josh has worked in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America on environmental management and poverty reduction, and has worked with conservation organizations, private sector firms, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on natural resource governance and biodiversity conservation issues. His current work focuses on natural resource management and governance as tools for conflict prevention.