Global Research Institute welcomes seven new fellows
Monday, August 13, 2012
Seven new research fellows join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Global Research Institute for the 2012-2013 academic year. The institute’s fellows will focus on water-related research in conjunction with the UNC campus-wide theme.
The new cohort of fellows will serve the University as a robust international cluster of innovative water experts who can spark new thinking and make transformational breakthroughs that make scarce water work for all.
The fellowship program brings to campus experts from around the world to work with water experts at Carolina in fields such as public policy, planning, sustainable development, environmental engineering and global health. The fellows are the third cohort to receive research support from the institute. Research fellows are in residence for one or two semesters.
The 2012-2013 research fellows are:
- Urooj Quezon Amjad, a postdoctoral research associate at the Water Institute at UNC, researches the development of practical frameworks that explain how societies adapt to and shape complex political, economic and environmental conditions.
- Clarissa Brocklehurst, a water supply and sanitation specialist who was previously chief of UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Section in New York.
- Joe Brown’07, an environmental engineer and a lecturer in public health engineering in the Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London.
- Daniel Gitterman, senior fellow and associate professor of public policy at UNC and co-editor (with Peter A. Coclanis) of “A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South” (UNC Press, 2011).
- Benjamin Mason Meier, an assistant professor of public policy at UNC who examines legal frameworks for global water governance and national water policy.
- Chad Staddon, a senior lecturer in geography at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and founder-director of the Bristol Group for Water Research.
- Alan Wilson, an assistant professor in fisheries and allied aquacultures at Auburn University.
Global Research Institute contact: Terry Tamari, (919) 843-7823,