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Ken Conca

Guest Speaker

    Term

    August 17, 2016 — December 23, 2016

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of International Affairs, American University

    Wilson Center Projects

    Climate Change, Water, and the Social Construction of Risk

    Full Biography

    Ken Conca is a professor of International Relations at American University. His research focuses on global environmental governance; environment, conflict, and peacebuilding; the UN system; and water politics and governance. His most recent book is An Unfinished Foundation: The United Nations and Global Environmental Governance (Oxford, 2015). He is a member of the UN Environment Programme’s Expert Advisory Group on Conflict and Peacebuilding. Previously, he served on the Scientific Steering Committee on Global Environmental Change and Human Security for the International Human Dimensions Program on Global Environmental Change. Dr. Conca is a two-time recipient of the International Studies Association’s Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best book on international environmental affairs and a recipient of the Chadwick Alger Prize for best book in the field of International Organization. He earned his Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Major Publications

    An Unfinished Foundation: The United Nations and Global Environmental Governance (Oxford, 2015)
    Governing Water: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building (MIT, 2006)
    Environmental Peacemaking (Woodrow Wilson Center & Johns Hopkins University, 2002)