Upcoming Presentations


Gallatin Climate Conference September 15, 2017

Alison Heslin

​Center for Climate Systems Research

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

2880 Broadway, New York, NY

Email: ah3684@columbia.edu


NYU Pechakucha

April 24, 2017

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Recent Talks

"Using Remote Sensing to Understand Displacement."  Columbia University Forced Migration Research and Networking Event, New York, NY. May 14, 2019. ​

"The unequal nature of environmental displacement and climate change adaptation: the case of Hurricane Sandy."  World Forum on Climate Justice, Glasgow, UK. June 19, 2019. 

Alison Heslin is a political and economic sociologist studying climate change, food security, migration, and collective action. Trained as a sociologist, her research spans multiple disciplines including climate science, political science, economics, statistics, and geography. 

Dr Heslin is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University's Earth Institute studying the social effects of climate change, including political stability, conflict, and migration. 


“Food and violence: complicating the relationship between social conflict and natural resources”
​International Conference on Global Food Security Cape Town, South Africa. December 3-6, 2017.

 "Using Satellite Imagery and Geographic Data to Understand Climate- Induced Displacement."

Science for Decision-Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY. March 15, 2019.

Delia Deckard, Natalie and Alison Heslin. "After the Deluge: Gentrified Spaces in the Aftermath of Disaster-Induced Outmigration."

Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. April 7, 2018.

​"Cities and Sustainability: How Food Security, Natural Disasters, and Migration Shape

Our Cities and Climate."

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. December 17, 2018.

"Climate Change: Scientists and Artists Envision the Future."

Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria. June 9, 2018. 

Alison Heslin, PhD