Neil Oculi is a PhD student in geography at the University of Connecticut. He received his MA in international studies at UConn and his undergraduate degree in human ecology at College of the Atlantic. Previously, Neil studied farm management and rural development at the United World College in Venezuela. He has also conducted research in Mexico and Tanzania. For the past five years, Neil has been part of Saint Lucia’s delegation at the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change. His areas of interest include adaptation, finance, and loss and damages as they relate to Small Island Developing States. He was born and raised in Saint Lucia and is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (2012).
Updated May 2015
More from Neil Oculi
Worldbuilding, climate change, the gap between science and policy, mass mobilization and the richest 2%
Senior Fellow Fabrice Guerrier launched a podcast that explores the future and the biggest ideas that will impact humanity in the next 20-30 years of our lives. In this episode, he interviews Dr. Neil Oculi, an interdisciplinary political geographer.
Thank you to our 2015 US Review and Admissions Committees
Humanity in Action received 689 applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year and 421 applications for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.
Climate Change as a Security Threat for the United States and China
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Announcing the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows