Brandon Greenblatt is a first-year MPP student at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 2018, where he majored in science, technology, and international affairs. As an undergraduate, Brandon interned with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Department’s climate change office, and The Climate Reality Project. After graduating, Brandon worked as a contractor at the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, where he processed nominations of Known or Suspected Terrorists to the Terrorist Screening Database – colloquially known as ‘the watchlist.’ He later served as a Global Threats Officer at the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, where he coordinated the passage of threat information to U.S. private sector organizations operating in Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia. While at Yale, Brandon will study the nexus of climate change and international security, with a particular focus on resiliency, adaptation, and how resource competition causes state and sub-state conflict.