Robert Hammitt is Unit Lead of PRPI’s Maritime Environment Unit. He has a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in Europe-Eurasian studies, especially Russian-Western relations in the Arctic.
Rob has worked for years on polar and maritime issues, particularly with the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ Arctic Program and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Polar Initiative, both in Washington, DC.
Before pursuing graduate education, Rob worked as a research analyst for an environmental-economic consulting firm in Boston, where he examined the impact of environmental regulation on regional employment, and the challenges climate change poses for port, irrigation, and hydropower infrastructure.
In his spare time Rob enjoys experiencing the maritime environment directly through blue-water sailing and honing his strategic thinking over board games.