Michael Lerner - Headshot2 - January 2017I am a Ph.D. student in the Political Science department and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on topics in comparative environmental politics, with a particular focus on adaptation to environmental change. I am especially interested in questions related to the responsiveness of government, policy innovation and diffusion, and disaster recovery and prevention.

Before coming to the University of Michigan, I was a research associate at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington DC. I received my B.A. from the University of Michigan in Political Science and French with a minor in Earth and Environmental Studies.