Aaron Clark-Ginsberg is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Aaron is interested in the governance of disaster risk reduction and resilience. He is currently working on a project assessing how local, state, and federal regulations can be used to build critical infrastructure cyber-resilience.
Aaron has a bachelors degree in American Studies with a concentration in Environmental Studies from Kenyon College, and a Masters and PhD from University College Dublin (UCD). While completing his PhD, Aaron worked for the Centre for Humanitarian Action, an interdisciplinary center at UCD focused on international disaster response. He conducted research on the Irish humanitarian system in support of the World Humanitarian Summit, an international policy process designed to shape the future of humanitarian action, and developed an undergraduate curriculum for humanitarian action which brought in numerous speakers from aid organizations to discuss their work. His doctoral research was in partnership with Concern Worldwide, a large international humanitarian organization, for which he was their Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Documentation Officer. It took him to ten developing countries to evaluate and assess Concerns DRR programs and identify how the organization was working with national and local stakeholders to reduce risk. Prior to this, Aaron worked as a wildland firefighter for four seasons in Oregon and Washington, and as a rebuild volunteer following hurricane Katrina.