Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Fred Shaia

Political Science


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 (