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Fred Thomas Shaia II

Brown University

Based in

United States
North America

Fred Shaia is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate and Presidential Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Brown University. His research broadly centers on the international politics of climate change, and he is writing a dissertation on environmental diplomacy in the United Nations from the 1970s to the 2020s. Before Brown, Fred earned a Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from Harvard University and spent several years working for international organizations. During the 2023-2024 academic year, Fred will be a Visiting Scholar at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy (fred.shaia@eui.eu).


Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics History Climate Justice

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Danielle Falzon, Fred Shaia, J. Timmons Roberts, Md. Fahad Hossain, Stacy-ann Robinson, Mizan R. Khan, David Ciplet; Tactical Opposition: Obstructing Loss and Damage Finance in the United Nations Climate Negotiations. Global Environmental Politics 2023

Danielle Falzon, Fred Shaia, et al. 2022. “Obstructing Loss and Damage Finance in the UN Climate Negotiations: A Short History and Tactical Field Guide.” (under review at Global Environmental Politics).

Fred Shaia and Jeff D. Colgan. 2020. “Presidential Climate Action on Day One: A Foreign Policy Guide for the Next U.S. President.” Brown University’s Watson Institute. (October 17, 2020).