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Benjamin Mason Meier is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Ben’s interdisciplinary research—at the intersection of international law, public policy, and global health—examines legal frameworks for global water governance and national water policy.  Working collaboratively across UNC’s Department of Public Policy and Gillings School of Global Public Health, Ben has written and presented extensively on the development, evolution, and application of the human right to water and sanitation.  Through “Water Wisdom,” UNC’s Fogarty Foundation Training Grant, Ben has focused specifically on the UN General Assembly’s 2010 Resolution on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, analyzing ongoing efforts to: establish a normative foundation for global water governance, implement human rights in national water policy, and realize health outcomes through rights-based indicators.  Ben received his Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, his J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Cornell Law School, and his B.A. in Biochemistry from Cornell University.