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Michael Tiboris

Global Water Fellow

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Michael Tiboris is Global Water Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Food and Agriculture Program, a Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, and an associate of The Pearson Institute. His research concerns primary resource stability as a foreign policy objective, and is particularly focused on water resource policy, cooperative resource governance, agricultural development, and global justice. He holds a PhD in applied ethics and political philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, and has previously held fellowships supported by the Spencer Foundation, San Diego State University’s Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, and the American Council of Learned Societies. His written work is published in numerous academic venues (including Human Rights Quarterly, Social Theory and Practice, and the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs), partner publications with the World Bank and the Environmental Law and Policy Center, and popular media sources (including The National Interest, Foreign Policy, and The Chicago Tribune). His work was recognized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index Report as among the best work produced in 2016.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.