Research Associate at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law
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.
Nisha Krishnan is a Research Associate for the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. She received her PhD in Public Policy in 2017 from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her current research interests lie at the intersection of development and environment. She worked on the Global Adaptation Atlas, conducted vulnerability assessments in Central and West Asia, and designed guidance on adaptation for USAID. She has presented and written on several topics including: monitoring and tracking systems for adaptation aid, the economic costs of adaptation, and application of valuation techniques for climate change. She holds an MA in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Macalester College.