Henrik Selin, Ph.D.
Henrik Selin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies; Director of Curricular Innovation & Initiatives, Pardee School of Global Studies.
Henrik Selin's research focus is global and regional politics and policy on environment and sustainable development. He has authored, co-authored and co-edited books on climate change policy and environmental issues, and he has also written numerous articles for the general public on climate change policy.
Dr. Selin's July 28, 2017 SftPublic mini-documentary Why We Need an International Plan on Climate Change
Dr. Selin appeared on SftPublic's Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations March 29, 2016 to discuss Making a Global Plan for Climate Change, with emphasis on the recent Paris Climate Agreement and the prospects of actually implementing a global plan to address climate change. He explained why public engagement and pressure will be essential to establishing a viable climate policy, especially in view of the reluctance --and resistance-- of vested interests, certain nations and/or politicians.
Dr. Selin has authored/co-edited the following books
- European Union and Environmental Governance (Henrik Selin & Stacy D. VanDeveer. Routledge, 2015)
- Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics (Miranda A. Schreurs, Henrik Selin & Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds. Routledge, 2013)
- Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals (Henrik Selin, MIT Press, 2010)
Changing Climates in North American Politics (Eds., Henrik Selin & Stacy D. VanDeveer. MIT Press, 2009)
Interviews of interest
Yale Climate Connections Interview w/Henrik Selin on the Paris Negotiations
Recent articles for non-specialists by Henrik Selin
- Trump's Exit of Paris Climate Accord Strengthens China and Europe
- The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- The Biggest Sticking Point in the Paris Climate Talks: Money
- The Risk of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals: Too Many Goals, Too Little Focus
- Can the Paris Climate Talks Prevent a Planetary Strike-Out?
- The Climate Change Election