Stacey White

Stacey White
  • Stacey White is a senior associate with the CSIS Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation (C3), where she focuses on the intersections between natural disaster risk management and governance. In particular, she considers the effects of disaster risk on intra- and inter-state governance dynamics and in creating broader social, economic, and political change. She is currently studying the influence of natural disasters on decentralization processes across a number of crisis settings. She also recently completed projects on the impact of the Pakistani floods on subnational governance in the country and on the role of disaster risk management in promoting regionalism in Asia.

    Prior to her work at CSIS, Ms. White served as a senior researcher for the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) at King’s College London, where she concentrated on the future of humanitarianism, crisis driver identification, and organizational strategic development for the future. Over the course of her career, Ms. White has worked with a number of different UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the area of humanitarian action with a focus on coordination, knowledge management, and sector-wide learning. First-hand humanitarian experience includes time in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Burundi, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan. She received her LL.M. in international human rights law from the University of Essex, her M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago, and her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley