Courtney Bliler is a first-year MA student at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She is interested in the impacts of climate change and environmental scarcity on conflict, forced migration, and development in fragile states. Previously, Courtney served in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Officer, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She has also previously interned with the U.S. State Department’s Office of Iraq Affairs and work ed supporting the Public Affairs section of the U.S. diplomatic mission to Yemen. Courtney graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Modern Middle Eastern Studies.