Robert Falkner

Robert Falkner

Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy



Robert Falkner was educated at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the University of Oxford. He is an Associate Professor of International Relations and the Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. Previously, he held lectureships at the universities of Oxford, Kent and Essex. In 2006-07, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University. At LSE, he serves as the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. He is also an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, the London-based foreign affairs think tank.

His research specializes in global environmental politics and international political economy, with a particular focus on climate policy and the role of business in international relations. He has published widely in these areas, including The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (edited, 2016) and Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (2008). His recent paper ‘The Emergence of Environmental Stewardship as a Primary Institution of Global International Society’ (co-authored with Barry Buzan, published in European Journal of International Relations) won the 2018 ISA English School Section’s Outstanding Research Paper Award.

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