Robin Bronen works as a human rights attorney and has been researching and working with communities forced to relocate because of climate change since 2007.
Her research has been publicized by CNN and the Guardian, among others. She has worked with the White House Council on Environmental Quality to implement President Obama’s Climate Change Task Force recommendation to address climate displacement as well as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Climate Change Office.
She is a senior research scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and co-founded and works as the executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, a non-governmental organization that is the only immigration legal service provider in Alaska. The Alaska Institue for Justice houses a language interpreter center, training bilingual Alaskans to be interpreters, and also serves as a research and policy institute focused on climate and social justice issues.
The Alaska Bar Association awarded Bronen the 2007 Robert Hickerson Public Service award and 2012 International Human Rights award. The Federal Bureau of Investigation awarded the Alaska Institute for Justice the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Service award for its work with human trafficking victims, and the International Soroptimist’s awarded Bronen the 2012 Advancing the Rights of Women award. Victims for Justice awarded her the Advocacy award in 2014.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- Higher Ground: Protecting Human Rights as the Climate Crisis Forces Coastal Retreat
A response to "Does fracking violate human rights?"
- Alaska Institute for Justice
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