- 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 Environment and Politics, the Washington Environmental Workshop, and Environmental Politics of Asia. Her website is www.judithshapiro.com.
DegreesPhD, 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
Book Currently Reading:Pogo, by Walt Kelly
Languages Spoken:Mandarin Chinese, French, some German and Spanish
- SIS - School of International Service
- SIS - 308
- Tuesdays 11:30 to around 4:00; Wednesdays 11:00 to 2:00; also by appointment
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- Professor Shapiro's webpage
- HNRS-302 Honors Collqm in Social Sc: Environmental Imaginings
- SIS-400 Senior Sem in Int'l Relations: Environmental Politics of Asia
- SIS-602 AU-Univ for Peace Exchange
- SIS-608 AU-University for Peace Prog
- SIS-674 AU-China Studies Institute: Environmntl Security in China
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Dr. Shapiro's current research is on the political and social dynamics of environmental degradation, and on the prospects for sustainable development in China.
- 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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