Prakash Kashwan received his Ph.D. in Public Policy (2011) from Indiana University, Bloomington with specialization in Public and Environmental Affairs and Research Methods. He is the author of Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2017) and of various articles published in Ecological Economics, Regional Environmental Change, Land Use Policy, Journal of Environmental Management, International Journal of the Commons, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Global Environmental Politics, among others. He has also contributed popular commentaries to the Washington Post and the Guardian, among others.
Dr. Kashwan’s research, scholarship, and teaching build on his two-decade-long engagement with questions of global and international environmental governance, including the first career in international development (1999-2005). He was among the winners of 2009 Young Scientist Research Award from the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Stockholm.
Dr. Kashwan’s ongoing research focuses on global climate governance, climate justice, and the links between public opinion, institutions, and subnational climate governance. His second major research project relates to the rapidly developing field of the climate engineering governance. This work is also linked to his engagement with a community of scholars working on ‘environmental peacebuilding,’ an agenda devoted to catalyzing the challenges of global environmental change to build communities and institutions devoted to the goals of sustainable development. His third main project focuses on the far-reaching political economic changes unfolding in India.
Dr. Kashwan is a member of the Earth System Governance Project’s newly formed Task Force on Planetary Justice, and the Academic Working Group on International Governance of Climate Engineering convened by the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, Washington D.C.
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