Tuesday, September 1st
To kick-off the 2015-2016 academic year, the Department of Environmental Studies warmly congratulates our two new Assistant Professors and Faculty Fellow of Environmental Studies:
Jessica Green is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She is the author of Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance. Published in 2014 by Princeton University Press, it has received awards from the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association for the best book in environmental politics and policy, as well as the Levine Prize for its contribution to public policy and administration. She has published in journals including International Organization, Global Environmental Politics, and Governance. She also contributes to the Monkey Cage, a political science blog published by the Washington Post. Before entering the academy, she was a policy analyst at United Nations University in Tokyo and New York.
David Kanter is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. His research examines the interconnected challenges of nitrogen pollution, food security and sustainable development, with a particular focus on: 1) the scientific, socioeconomic and legal dimensions of returning to a safe planetary boundary for nitrogen; and 2) balancing the multiple, and often competing objectives of sustainable agricultural intensification – from agricultural productivity to human well being. David uses an interdisciplinary set of research methods to investigate these issues, from Earth Systems and economic time series modeling, to expert elicitation and legal analysis. Prior to this post, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Duncan Purves joined NYU Environmental Studies in September 2015. He also has a post in the Center for Bioethics at NYU. His main areas of research include ethical theory, bioethics, and environmental ethics, focusing especially on the issues of death, emerging technologies, the nature of well-being, and our obligations to future generations. He has published in journals including Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Ethics, Policy and Environment, and the American Journal of Bioethics.