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Shiv Someshwar is a research scientist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and also holds a courtesy appointment at SIPA. Dr. Someshwar is leading a number of research initiatives in South and South East Asia on reducing livelihood vulnerability and increasing systems resilience to climate variability and climate change. He specializes in the institutional and policy dimensions of livelihoods and sustainable development. At the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, Dr. Someshwar is Director, Institutions and Policy Systems Research, and Director, Asia and Pacific Regional Program. He is an anchor faculty for the Masters program in Climate and Society at Columbia University. Dr. Someshwar received his Ph.D. from the University of California, in Environmental Planning and Public Policy. Prior to IRI, he was at the Rockefeller Foundation.