Christian Man is an international affairs advisor at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and sits on the advisory committee of the Jameel Index for Food Trade and Vulnerability, a research project by the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) that evaluates countries' food trade stability and food security in relation to global changes, including climate change. As international affairs advisor at USDA, Christian leads engagement with low- and middle-income countries for the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (aimforclimate.org). Previously, he was the policy action lead for Just Rural Transition at Meridian Institute, an initiative supported by the UK government, and prior to that he was a research fellow in the Global Food Security Programme at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
In addition to his advisory positions at the Jameel Index and USDA, Christian teaches graduate courses in climate change, agriculture and global food security at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He holds a PhD in rural sociology and international agricultural development from Penn State and a master’s degree in community development from Vanderbilt University.