About

Anne Siders is a PhD candidate and Stanford Graduate Fellow at the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program for Environment and Resources (E-IPER) at Stanford University.

Broadly, she is interested in governance of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in coastal communities. Her current research combines approaches from sociology, hazards geography, and law to study how different risk assessment approaches result in different decision-making processes and vulnerability outcomes. She is particularly interested in the sources of risk information that local decision-makers use to promote DRR and CCA in South-East Asia and the Pacific and the role of international civil society in providing that information.

Siders holds an A.B. in Human Evolutionary Biology from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She was a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Navy, where she worked on international engagement with Africa Partnership Station, a naval capacity building program, and a NATO effort to improve counter-piracy capacity of local ships off the Horn of Africa. She also worked on energy efficiency and climate change policy with the Navy’s Task Force Climate Change and Task Force Energy. She was also Associate Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, where she saw first-hand the effect of Superstorm Sandy on New York City and worked on policies to build resilience in coastal cities.

Relevant Publications

  • A. SIDERS, MANAGED COASTAL RETREAT: A LEGAL HANDBOOK ON SHIFTING DEVELOPMENT AWAY FROM VULNERABLE AREAS (Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, 2013). 
  • A. Siders, Raising the War of 1812, CURRENTS MAGAZINE (Winter 2013). 
  • M. Gerrard & A. Siders, “Mexico’s General Climate Change Law,” in WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS? LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ON MEXICO’S GENERAL LAW ON CLIMATE CHANGE (Mexico-US Climate Law Network, 2012).
  • A. SIDERS, AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO NAVY CAPACITY BUILDING IN AFRICA (U.S. NAVY INTERNAL REPORT, 2011).
  • E. HEIDER, K. MCLEAN, A. SIDERS, K. MOSTELLER, AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION 2011 OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT (U.S. NAVY INTERNAL REPORT, 2011).
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