Masa Haraguchi is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program’s (STPP) and Environment and Natural Resources Program’s (ENRP) Water-Energy-Nexus Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. His research interests include disaster risk management, water resource systems analysis, risk analysis, and sustainability.

Masa earned his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University, where he worked on projects in the Columbia Water Center at the Earth Institute. 

Previously, Masa worked for the World Bank to design a training program on how cities should address climate mitigation and adaptation by utilizing climate finance. Before working at the World Bank, he worked on a research project at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies that investigated the impact of climate change on cities. He earned a master's in climate policy from Columbia University as a World Bank Graduate Scholar and a postgraduate degree in development economics from the Institute of Developing Economies under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan.

He was a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Global Governance Futures programme in 2014-15 and a fellow of the International Fellows Program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia in 2013-2014. 

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(Updated: 2019/8/23)