Area of Expertise
Trade, environment, climate change, conflict, environment, distance learning
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.