Global Environmental Politics

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New Book: Judith Shapiro’s Global Environmental Challenges (2nd Edition)

The American University community celebrated the publication of the 2nd edition of Dr. Judith Shapiro’s book, China’s Environmental Challenges, last month. Dr. Shapiro, known as Judy by her students and colleagues in the School of International Service, is the director of the GEP Program’s dual degree track in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. Yet, she is also, as Simon Nicholson described it, “One of the world’s leading China scholars.” In addition to China’s Environmental Challenges, Dr. Shapiro co-authored the 1983 memoir, Son of the Revolution and published Mao’s War Against Nature in 2001. Continue reading

Sikina Jinnah


New Book: Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance

Sikina Jinnah, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, is the author of a new book, Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance, published by MIT Press.  Often ignored by scholars of international relations, the book shows how secretariats help to manage the dense interplay of issues, rules, and norms between inPost-Treaty Politics Book Coverternational treaty regimes in the areas of biodiversity, climate change, and international trade.

UPDATE: MIT Press asked Dr. Jinnah some questions about her new book as part of their blog series “Five Minutes” Their questions and Dr. Jinnah’s responses can be found by clicking here. 

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