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Erika S. Weinthal, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy and Sanford School of Public Policy and International Comparative Studies and Professor of Environmental Policy at Duke Kunshan University and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Erika S. Weinthal

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”. 

Contact Info:
Office Location:  9 Circuit Drive, Environment Hall 4119, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 613-8080
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2021):

  • ENVIRON 348D.001, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS Synopsis
    TBA, -
    (also cross-listed as POLSCI 348D.001, PUBPOL 349D.001)
  • ENVIRON 348D.01D, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS Synopsis
    Online ON, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as POLSCI 348D.01D, PUBPOL 349D.01D)
  • GLHLTH 396T.09, BASS CONNECTIONS GLOBAL HEALTH Synopsis
    Perkins 071, M 03:30 PM-04:30 PM
  • GLHLTH 796T.09, BASS CONNECTIONS GLOBAL HEALTH Synopsis
    Perkins 071, M 03:30 PM-04:30 PM
Education:

Ph.D.Columbia University1998
M.Phil.Columbia University1994
MA Political ScienceColumbia University1993
B.A.Oberlin College1989
Specialties:

environmental policy
energy
water quality
environmental values
justice

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Baka, J; Hesse, A; Neville, KJ; Weinthal, E; Bakker, K, Disclosing Influence: Hydraulic fracturing, interest groups, and state policy processes in the United States, Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 70 (December, 2020) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Kondash, AJ; Redmon, JH; Lambertini, E; Feinstein, L; Weinthal, E; Cabrales, L; Vengosh, A, The impact of using low-saline oilfield produced water for irrigation on water and soil quality in California., The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 733 (September, 2020), pp. 139392 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Weinthal, E; Sowers, J, The water-energy nexus in the Middle East: Infrastructure, development, and conflict, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, vol. 7 no. 4 (July, 2020), WILEY [doi]  [abs]
  4. Weinthal, E, The Human Right to Water: Theory, Practice and Prospects, Journal of Human Rights, vol. 19 no. 3 (May, 2020), pp. 392-397
  5. Bernstein, S; Hoffmann, M; Weinthal, E, Introduction, Global Environmental Politics, vol. 20 no. 2 (January, 2020), pp. 1-2 [doi]


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