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James Lee is a professor of environment, conflict, and trade in SIS and Associate Director for AU's Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

James Lee

Researcher in Residence School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU

Dr. Lee's work crosses disciplines to reflect the complex world we live in. His August 2009 book, "Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Hot and Cold Wars", is a ground breaking look at the nexus of social problems that will result from climate change. His prior book examined the interplay of trade, environment, and culture. His views carry a policy perspective, from experience at the US EPA and USTR.


PhD, American University; MA, San Francisco State University; BA/BS, UC Riverside

Centr Teach Research Learning
Hurst - 202
Tuesday, 2-4 for spring 2013 semester. I am a full time staff member so am glad to meet at other times.
Contact Info
(202) 885-2285

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For the Media
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See Also
Mandala Projects
Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Hot and Cold Wars

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Trade, environment, climate change, conflict, environment, distance learning

Additional Information:

James R. Lee is associate director of AU’s Center for Teaching Excellence and a professor in the School of International Service. In his faculty role, he directs the Mandala projects that include the Trade Environment Database, the Inventory of Conflict and Environment, and the Global Classroom, a set of online tools and materials. Lee has written numerous books, articles, and reports on trade, environment, conflict, geographic indications, culture, industry, and other issues. His latest two books are Exploring the Gaps: The Vital Links between Trade, Environment and Culture; and Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Hot and Cold Wars. He has worked extensively with the U.S. trade representative and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has appeared on NPR and the BBC.

Media Relations
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