Robin Bronen

Dr. Bronen works as a human rights attorney and interdisciplinary social scientist on the issue of climate-forced displacement. She has been working with Alaska Native communities since 2007 to create a federal relocation governance framework based in human rights. She coauthored the Peninsula Principles on Internal Displacement and was a technical advisor for the Brookings Institute’s Guidance on Planned Relocation. She co-founded and directs the Alaska Institute for Justice a non-governmental organization that serves as a research and policy institute focused on climate and social justice issues and is a senior research scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has worked with the White House Council on Environmental Quality as well as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Climate Change Office. The FBI awarded the Alaska Institute for Justice the 2012 Director’s National Community Service award for the agency’s work with human trafficking victims. The Municipality of Anchorage awarded AIJ the Community Diversity award in 2007. Robin’s additional honors include: 2012 Alaska Bar Association Human Rights award, 2012 International Soroptimist Advancing the Rights of Women award and 2007 Robert Hickerson award for public service. Her work is regularly included in media stories about population displacement including CNN, the Guardian and Washington Post.