2015 Honours Research Fellow
Department of Government & International Relations
Elisabeth Wale is an Honours Fellow of the Sydney Environment Institute in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and holds a Bachelor of International and Global Studies.
Her honours thesis examines why climate induced migration has been so powerfully commandeered by a security logic, which actors have been substantially influential in constructing this narrative and how they have done so. This area of research was chosen in order to enable a step towards safeguarding the rights of climate refugees and to provide for an informed discourse on the issue area.
Elisabeth’s interests lie in human rights and as such she has volunteered and worked with organisations including Amnesty International, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Red Cross, ChildFund, Enactus, the Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program and St Vincent DePaul.