The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network

Harvard Kennedy School
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Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Scott Moore is a comparative political scientist specializing in international environmental politics and policy, including natural resource conflict issues, with particular focus on China, India, and Yemen.  His current work focuses on sub-national water resource conflict in China and India, with the objective of better understanding the drivers of political and violent conflict over natural resources.  Previous research projects include the use of novel remote-sensing techniques to monitor groundwater depletion on the Arabian Peninsula, the impact of water scarcity on stability and state legitimacy in Yemen, and Sino-Indian competition for natural resources in Central Asia.  Scott was previously a Ford Foundation Guest Researcher at the John L Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution and is currently a Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow with the Sustainability Science Program and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.  He holds an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, an MSc (with distinction) in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University, and expects to complete his doctorate in Politics at Oxford in 2013.  He is a Truman, Fulbright, and Rhodes Scholar, and aspires to pursue a career bridging both scholarship and public service, particularly working on international environmental issues for the US government.  He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese.