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Areas of Expertise
PhD Political Science, Columbia University, 1998
MPhil Political Science, Columbia University, 1994
MA Political Science, Columbia University, 1993
BA Government and Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 1989
Research Categories: environmental policy, international environmental institutions, the political-economy of the resource curse, water cooperation and conflict, and environmental security.
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Dr. Weinthal specializes in global environmental politics and natural resource policies with a particular emphasis on water and energy. The main focus of her research is on the origins and effects of environmental institutions. Her previous research examined the impact of multilateral and bilateral development organizations on water resource management and institution building in the Aral Sea basin in Central Asia. Her research on water politics in conflict regions (e.g. the Gaza Strip in the Middle East) focuses on how the environment might be harnessed for peace building. Her current book project on the resource curse explicates the links between a countrys natural resource base and its institutional capacity through systematically comparing the energy-rich Soviet successor states with other energy-rich developing countries.