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Judith Shapiro

Director - Dual Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
School of International Service

  • Dr. Judith Shapiro is on the faculty of the Global Environmental Politics program and directs the Dual Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD) with University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is the author of China's Environmental Challenges (Polity 2012), Mao's War against Nature (Cambridge 2001) and the co-author of Son of the Revolution (Knopf 1983) and other books on China. Her courses include SIS 660 Environment and SIS 352 Politics and Environmental Politics of Asia. Her website is www.judithshapiro.com.
  • Degrees

    PhD, International Relations, American University; MA, Asian Studies, University of California at Berkeley; MA, Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana; BA, Anthropology and East Asian studies, Princeton University.
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    SIS 308

    Languages Spoken:

    Mandarin Chinese, French, some German and Spanish
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  • (202) 885-1629 (Office)
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

    • SISU-394 Comm Service Learning Project: Environmental Politics of Asia
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Dr. Shapiro's current research is on the political and social dynamics of environmental degradation, and on the prospects for sustainable development in China.

Selected Publications

  • China's Environmental Challenges, Polity Press, 2012.
  • Mao's War Against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China, Cambridge University Press, 2001.   
  • Cold Winds, Warm Winds, with Liang Heng, Wesleyan University Press, 1987.   
  • After the Nightmare, with Liang Heng, Knopf 1987.   
  • Son of the Revolution, with Liang Heng, Knopf, 1983.

 

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