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Jonatan Lassa

Research Fellow
DID: 6790 5944
Email: isjalassa@ntu.edu.sg 

 

 

 

Dr Jonatan A. Lassa is Research Fellow with the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, where he researches on food and environmental security issues.

Jonatan holds a PhD from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Bonn, Germany, and has studied Social Science and Interdisciplinarity at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn. He also has an MSc in environment and international development from the University of East Anglia, UK.

Prior to joining the Centre for NTS Studies, Jonatan was a senior research fellow with the Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC). He has also previously served as a PhD researcher with the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security in Bonn (2007–2010) and as an Indonesia postdoctoral fellow at Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School (2011). In his professional career, he has also worked with the UN, international NGOs and the private sector.  

His recent research interests include food security in a changing climate, climate-smart agriculture, disaster risk governance, risk in urban/rural development, and loss and damage assessment in agriculture. He actively writes for academic journals and op-eds. Recent publications include ‘Disaster policy change in Indonesia 1930-2010: From government to governance?’ (International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED), 2013), ‘Impact of climate change on agriculture and food security: Options for local adaptation in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia’ (with Y. Seran-Mau and D.E. Li, IRGSC Working Paper, 2013), and ‘Disaster governance’ and ‘Risk governance’ (in Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief, Sage, 2010).


Posted on: 15/2/2014 6:29:30 PM  |  Topic: Climate Change, Environmental Security and Natural Disasters / Food Security


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