Kaitlin Shilling – Climate change and conflict, East Africa, Afghanistan. Stanford PhD, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources.
Kaitlin Shilling received her PhD from Stanford University, where her research focused on identifying the mechanisms linking climate change and violent conflict. She is interested in the design of interventions that respond to existing needs and build resiliency within communities facing economic and political risks associated with a changing climate. Prior to her graduate study she worked with Development Alternatives (DAI) on projects in fragile states including Haiti, Afghanistan, Liberia, and East Timor, on programs in post-conflict reconstruction aimed at promoting stability and economic development. She was based for two years in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.