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Faculty

Erika S. Weinthal
Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy
Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Coordinator for International Program in the Nicholas School of the Environment
Professor of the International Comparative Studies Program
Professor of Environmental Policy at Duke Kunshan University
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Education

Ph.D., Columbia University (1998)
M.Phil., Columbia University (1994)
B.A., Oberlin College (1989)

Bio

Dr. Weinthal specializes in global environmental politics and environmental security with a particular emphasis on water and energy. Current areas of research include (1) global environmental politics and governance, (2) environmental conflict and peacebuilding, (3) the political economy of the resource curse, and (4) climate change adaptation. Dr. Weinthal’s research spans multiple geographic regions, including the Soviet successor states, the Middle East, South Asia, East Africa, and North America. Dr. Weinthal is author of State Making and Environmental Cooperation: Linking Domestic Politics and International Politics in Central Asia (MIT Press 2002), which received the 2003 Chadwick Alger Prize and the 2003 Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize. She has co-authored Oil is not a Curse (Cambridge University Press 2010) and co-edited Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (Earthscan Press, 2014) and The Oxford Handbook on Water Politics and Policy (Oxford University Press 2018). She is a member of the UNEP Expert Group on Conflict and Peacebuilding and a co-editor of Global Environmental Politics. In 2017 she was a recipient of the Women Peacebuilders for Water Award under the auspices of “Fondazione Milano per Expo 2015”.