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Simon Nicholson

Simon Nicholson

Assistant Professor School of International Service

Dr. Simon Nicholson is the director of the Global Environmental Politics program in the School of International Service and Assistant Professor of International Relations. His work focuses on global environmental governance, global food politics, and the politics of emerging technologies, including climate engineering (or "geoengineering") technologies. He is co-founder of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, a scholarly initiative of the School of International Service.


Ph.D., International Relations, American University; LLM, University of Waikato (New Zealand)

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See Also
The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment (FCEA)
TEDx Talk "Climate Geoengineering: Coming Soon to a Planet Near You"


  • Spring 2017

    • SIS-620 Stds in Global Envirn Politics: Building a Post-Carbon World
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    • SISG-768 Topics in Int'l Development: Sust Dev & Global Envir Policy
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  • Summer 2017

    • SISG-768 Topics in Int'l Development: Sustain Dev & Global Env Pol
    • Description
  • Fall 2017

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Research Interests

Professor Nicholson's research and teaching focus on the politics of food and agriculture, global environmental and energy politics, the political and social implications of geoengineering, and issues to do with emerging technologies.

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