Michael Hamburger

Michael Hamburger is Professor of Geological Sciences at Indiana University, where he has served on the faculty since 1986. He received a B.A. in Environmental Sciences and Russian Studies at Wesleyan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics at Cornell University.  His research centers on the relation of earthquakes to global geological processes, earthquake hazards, and volcanic activity, including field work in the Philippines, the South Pacific, Central Asia, Nepal, and the central U.S.  He has been a vocal advocate for science outreach, and has played a leading role in developing a major university sustainability initiative that links academic and operational programs related to environmental stewardship.  During the 2015-16 academic year, Hamburger served as a Jefferson Science Fellow, working as a Senior Advisor in the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs, where he worked on global environmental issues, climate change, and natural disaster risk reduction.

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