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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.

Degrees

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

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Office
SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 303
Fall 2015 Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm and Wednesdays 2-4pm, or by appointment.
Contact Info
(202) 885-1614 (Office)

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

Teaching

  • Spring 2016

    • SISG-768 Topics Sustainable Intl Dev: Sust Dev & Global Envir Policy
    • Description
    • SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: Emerg Technologies & Environ
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  • Summer 2016

    • SISG-768 Topics Sustainable Intl Dev: Sust Dev & Global Envir Policy
    • Description
  • Fall 2016

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

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.

Selected Publications

BOOKS and SPECIAL ISSUES ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS

AU News and Achievements