Ed Carr is a professor and director of the International Development, Community, and Environment Department at Clark University, where he also directs the Humanitarian Response and Development Lab (HURDL). He has held numerous academic and professional positions in the world of development, including roles at the United States Agency for International Development and the World Bank on issues of adaptation and development. For more than 20 years he has worked in rural sub-Saharan Africa on issues of livelihoods, development, adaptation to global change, and resilience, living among and working with various rural communities. Ed was a lead author of two global environmental assessments (the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and UNEP’s Fourth Global Environment Outlook) and is currently a lead author for chapter 18 (Climate-resilient development pathways) of Working Group II of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, The United States Agency for International Development, The University of South Carolina, The University of Kentucky, and Syracuse University. He has received recognitions including a Meritorious Honor Group Award from US Agency for International Development and the Abraham Lincoln Honor Award for Contributions to Global Food Security from the US Department of Agriculture.