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Darci Pauser

Darci Pauser

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Darci Pauser

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science Department



Ms. Pauser holds a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MPA with a specialization in Environmental Policy from Syracuse University. During her masters work, Ms. Pauser attained advanced proficiency in the Turkish language through the Department of Defense Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and David L. Boren Fellowship. As a 2017-18 National Science Foundation EMPOWER Fellow, Ms. Pauser received training in hydrogeology and science diplomacy. This training informs her dissertation work, which seeks to integrate domestic and international pressures affecting transboundary water cooperation in water-scarce countries.

Research Interests


Transboundary water issues, natural resource policy and management, international environmental agreements, science and technology politics and policy, environmental security, Turkey, Israel, the Middle East.

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