Adam is a fourth-year student in the joint PhD in Public Policy program administered by the School of Public & Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science. Adam’s research focuses on the judicial and regulatory translation of scientific and economic principles into risk regulation for environmental and public health protection. This research agenda has manifested in studies on the interaction between toxic torts and regulation, comparative regulation of chemicals in consumer goods, and international governance of climate geoengineering. Before coming to IU, Adam earned his law degree at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he served as a staff member for the Journal of Corporation Law and coached the highly successful University of Iowa policy debate team. He earned his BA in Sociology and History at Wake Forest University. From June 2011 to April 2012, Adam worked as a research assistant for Vice President Al Gore, where he conducted and organized research and editing for Vice President Gore’s newest book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.