Allison M Chatrchyan

Allison M. Chatrchyan

CSS Program Director, EAS

Global Development Dept.


Allison M. Chatrchyan is a Senior Research Associate in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Global Development Departments at Cornell University, and leads the Climate Smart Solutions Programs at Cornell. She is also a Faculty Fellow with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell.

As a social scientist, her work focuses on the interactions between social, environmental, and agricultural systems. Dr. Chatrchyan facilitates interdisciplinary research and extension teams and helps develop resources and tools for climate change adaptation and mitigation. She co-chairs the Cornell Climate Change Program Work Team, with Ave Bauder. Her research focus is on assessing views and actions on climate change, multi-level climate change governance mechanisms, and climate change policies and institutions. She co-teaches an Engaged Cornell course on Global Climate Change Science and Policy with Dr. Natalie Mahowald. Dr. Chatrchyan helped establish the Cornell Climate Smart Farming program, the University Climate Change Seminar series, and has led Cornell Delegations to COP21, COP22, COP23, COP24, and COP25.

Dr. Chatrchyan previously worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Dutchess County, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, University of Maryland, United Nations Environment Programme in Paris, France, and the Environmental Policy Center in Washington, DC. A native of Hamilton, NY, she received her Ph.D. and M.A. in international environmental politics from the University of Maryland in College Park, and her B.A. with honors in government and environmental studies from Colby College in Waterville, ME.

Cornell Climate Smart Solutions Program
Cornell University
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