Environment Experts

Freelance Journalist
As an independent journalist for the last 15 years, Palmer has reported almost exclusively on climate change, the environment, and business sustainability since 2008. Her work has appeared in publications such as Slate Magazine, Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, Yale E360, The Yale Forum, Scientific American, and The New York Times, among many others. She is a professional member of the So...
Executive Director, Clean Air Asia
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Barry Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.  He also holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in Environmental Policy at Michigan, where he directs the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP).  Rabe is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a fellow of the U.S. Nation...
Boston University
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Elana Resnick is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and will be a Weatherhead Fellow at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Elana has published in the Anthropology of East Europe Review and Collaborative Anthropologies on previous fieldwork in Bulgaria.  She is currently writing her dissertation on waste management in Bulgari...
University of the Pacific, Lima, Peru
Independent Scholar
Dr. Schwartz is a qualitative social scientist working in the interdisciplinary field of political ecology. She is currently writing a book on the politics of implementing large-scale ecosystem restoration in the Everglades. The project draws on ethnographic research conducted since 2010 and supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Florida. Her first book, Nature and Nati...
Former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC)
John W. Sewell is a Senior Scholar at The Wilson Center. His current research analyzes how globalization has affected American national interests in the developing world and the changes in U.S. development policy that are needed to deal with the challenges of the 21st Century. He has recently published a Wilson Center policy paper entitled "The Realpolitik of Ending Poverty: An Action Plan fo...
Susan Chan Shifflett is program associate at the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum where she focuses on China's food safety and food security challenges and what it means for U.S.-China agricultural trade. Previously, she interned at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Food Security working on the Feed The Future initiative. From 2009-2010, she worked as a program...
Professor of History, Michigan State University.
Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu is a professor of American History at Michigan State University. Her area of expertise is the history of the United States' engagement with the world and she has published extensively on the United States' relations with East Asia, particularly Japan, since the late 19th century. Her approach to historical study is multidisciplinary, encompassing multiple subfields (...

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