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Joshua D. Fisher

Lecturer, School of Professional Studies

Director , Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)

Associate Research Scientist , Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)

USA

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Fisher is the director of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4), as well as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. Josh 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. He received his MS from Utah State University in Political Science and his BS in International Law and Environmental Policy. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Fisher has worked in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America on environmental management and poverty reduction. He has worked with conservation organizations, private sector firms, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on natural resource governance and biodiversity conservation issues. Dr. Fisher's current work focuses on natural resource management and governance as tools for conflict.