Corey Sobel is the Research Associate for the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center. Providing research support for Senior Associate David Michel, Mr. Sobel currently focuses on human security and international governance issues raised by environmental degradation and climate change. He covers emerging humanitarian and security trends in eastern Africa and has published analyses of refugee movements in East Africa, Africa’s negotiating stances in international climate negotiations, and scientific cooperation between the U.S. and the Muslim world.
Prior to joining Stimson, Mr. Sobel was a Duke University Hart Fellow in Northern Thailand with the Karen Human Rights Group. While at KHRG, he reported on wartime abuses against civilians in Eastern Burma and published research on NGO networking strategies and on international legal protection for Burmese economic migrants. He also served as a Research Associate at the National Endowment for Democracy and has conducted HIV/AIDS research in Kenya. Mr. Sobel graduated from Duke University in 2007 with an AB in his self-designed major, Writing Conflict: Reporting International and Ethnic Violence.