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Ken Conca

Ken Conca

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Professor

Dr. Ken Conca’s research and teaching focus on global environmental governance, environmental peacebuilding in war-torn societies, environmental politics and policy in the United Nations system, water governance, and environmental policy analysis. He... [More]

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202-885-6391
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Core Faculty

Eric Abitbol

Eric Abitbol

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Professorial Lecturer

Eric Abitbol is an academic-practitioner in the field of environmental peacebuilding, housed in IPCR (International Peace and Conflict Resolution) and GEP (Global Environmental Politics) at American University. Specializing in Israeli-Palestinian rel... [More]

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202-885-6583
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Adam Diamond

Adam Diamond

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Professorial Lecturer

Adam Diamond holds a PhD in geography from Rutgers University. His research and teaching interests revolve around the intersection of food systems, sustainability, and political economy. Prior to coming to SIS, he worked for the United States Depar... [More]

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202-885-6226
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T. Garrett Graddy

T. Garrett Graddy

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Assistant Professor

Prof. Graddy researches global environmental and agricultural policy and politics. A broadly trained cultural geographer and political ecologist, she is currently writing a book on agricultural biodiversity conservation methods and the epistemologies... [More]

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202-885-6269
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Sikina Jinnah

Sikina Jinnah

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Sikina Jinnah’s research focuses on the changing dynamics of power and influence in global environmental politics. Her most recent projects examined the role of international bureaucracies in managing the politics of overlapping international reg... [More]

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202-885-1819
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Victoria Kiechel

Victoria Kiechel

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Professorial Lecturer

Victoria Kiechel, AIA and LEED AP O+M, ID+C, is a practicing architect and native Washingtonian. It’s no wonder that her courses in AU’s Global Environmental Politics Program always include a real-world, local project in sustainable design. When not ... [More]

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202-885-6817
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Simon Nicholson

Simon Nicholson

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Simon Nicholson is a member of the global environmental politics faculty. His work focuses on global food politics and the politics of emerging technologies.

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202-885-1614
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Malini Ranganathan

Malini Ranganathan

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Assistant Professor

Dr Ranganathan is an interdisciplinary urban geographer with a special interest in post-colonial theory and urbanism. Her ethnographic research focuses on the political-economic, cultural, and social dimensions of rapidly urbanizing environments. Her... [More]

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202-885-6901
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Judith Shapiro

Judith Shapiro

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Director - Dual Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

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 ... [More]

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202-885-1629
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Paul Wapner

Paul Wapner

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Professor

Dr. Paul Wapner is Professor of Global Environmental Politics in SIS, and author of Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism, and Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics. His research focuses on Environmental ... [More]

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202-885-1647
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Adjunct Faculty

Associate Faculty

Eve Bratman

Eve Bratman

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Assistant Professor

Eve Bratman is an assistant professor at SIS. Dr. Bratman's research involves sustainable development politics in the Brazilian Amazon. Her major research projects focus on the links between environmental policy, agriculture, and human rights in Braz... [More]

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202-885-1860
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Robin Broad

Robin Broad

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Professor

Dr. Robin Broad, Professor of International Development, established the International Development Program’s unique curricular offerings on economic globalization and development and on environment and development with a focus on social, environmenta... [More]

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202-885-1478
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Albert Cheh

Albert Cheh

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Department Chair, Environmental Science

Albert Cheh received a BA in Chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the biochemistry of enzymatic digestion of biomass to produce cellulosic ethanol biofuel. He recently supervised two NIH postdocs... [More]

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202-885-1772
CAS - Environmental Science


Jeffrey Colgan

Jeffrey Colgan

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Assistant Professor

Professor Jeff Colgan is interested in the geopolitics of oil, the resource curse, international security, and international political economy. In his new (2013) book, Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War he presents a new theory of why oil is link... [More]

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202-885-6393
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David Hunter

David Hunter

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Professor

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202-274-4415
WCL - International Legal Studies


Kiho Kim

Kiho Kim

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Associate Professor

Dr. Kim is a marine ecologist specializing in tropical coral reefs. His research focuses on understanding the role of diseases in marine ecosystems and the synergistic effects of environmental factors, such as nutrient pollution and climate change, i... [More]

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202-885-2181
CAS - Environmental Science


Stephen MacAvoy

Stephen MacAvoy

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Assistant Professor

Working in biogeochemistry and ecology, Stephen E. MacAvoy has been particularly interested in areas where marine and freshwater systems interface such as those that appear in tidal aquatic environments. He studies how nutrients flow through and are ... [More]

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202-885-3003
CAS - Environmental Science


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