Christian Man is a research fellow with the CSIS Global Food Security Project, where his research centers on policy-oriented, ecologically-sensitive approaches to strengthening smallholder agricultural livelihoods. He is also an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Prior to joining CSIS, Christian worked with Catholic Relief Services, helping with the design, implementation, and analysis of Seed System Security Assessments in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zimbabwe. He also worked with The Palladium Group, an international development consulting firm. Prior to his work in international development, Christian was a community development practitioner in Memphis, Tennessee, where he helped organize an urban agriculture program, a food policy council, and a local foods distributor. He received a Ph.D. in rural sociology and international agriculture and development from Penn State.