Resource on environmental policy, climate change and global environmental concerns: Dr. David Downie, Fairfield University's director of Environmental Studies and associate professor of Politics



Image: David DownieDr. David Leonard Downie is Fairfield University's director of Environmental Studies and associate professor of Politics. Dr. Downie's research focuses on the creation, content, and implementation of national and international environmental policy. Please consider him as a source for articles on U.S. and International Environmental Policy, Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Global Environmental Concerns, among other issues.

Prior to joining Fairfield University in 2008, Dr. Downie taught courses in environmental politics at Columbia University, from 1994-2008.

His recent work includes Global Environmental Politics, 5th Edition (2010), written with Pamela Chasek; Climate Change: A Reference Handbook (2009), written with Kate Brash and Catherine Vaughan; and The Global Environment: Institutions, Law & Policy, 2nd Edition (2005), co-edited with Regina Axelrod and Norman Vig. As part of his research, Dr. Downie has attended dozens of global environmental negotiations on climate change, stratospheric ozone protection, toxic chemicals, and sustainable development. During many negotiations on ozone protection and toxic chemicals, he worked with the treaty secretariat drafting in-session and summary documents.

While at Columbia he also served as director of the Global Roundtable on Climate Change (2004-2008); associate director of the Graduate Program in Climate and Society (2004-2008); director of the Earth Institute Fellows Program (2002-2004); and director of Environmental Policy Studies (MIA program) at the School of International and Public Affairs (1994-2000), among other activities. He received his B.A. from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.

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Posted on October 18, 2011

Vol. 44, No. 81