Max Nathanson

D.Phil. in Economic Geography

Max Nathanson is a D.Phil. candidate at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment and St. Antony's College, supervised by Cameron Hepburn and Diane Davis. He is a Rotary Global Scholar. His research examines how narratives and interest group politics around the US-bound migration corridor from Mexico and Central America shape applied definitions of climate security through public policy. Prior to the D.Phil. he worked in US politics: managing economic development and future of work policy for Colorado Governor Jared Polis, where he was a core member of the Governor's COVID-19 response team, and as a policy advisor at Co-Equal, working with US congressional staff on legislative affairs and congressional oversight. Max holds an M.Phil. in international development from Oxford, and a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in political science from the University of Colorado, where he was a Norlin Scholar.