Guest Speaker 2019 Conference

David Gordon

Assistant Professor of Politics, University of California Santa Cruz

David Gordon has a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Toronto and was a Social Sciences and Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa prior to joining the faculty at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). His research interests include global environmental politics, international relations theory, and urban studies and focus generally on understanding of how power, authority, and agency are being reconfigured as myriad new actors engage in the governance of a host of complex global issues. In particular, his work cuts into these questions by looking at the role of cities in world politics and the manner in which they participate in the global governance of climate change. He has a book forthcoming on this topic for Cambridge University Press titled Cities on the World Stage: Producing Global Urban Climate Governance and his work has been published in a number of venues, including Environmental Politics, Nature Climate Change, Global Environmental Politics, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, and Current Opinion in Urban Sustainability.

Recent Publications:
*2018. Urban Transformative Potential in a Changing Climate. Nature Climate Change
*2018. Global Urban Climate Governance in Three and a Half Parts WIREs Climate Change
*2018. City-Networks, Global Climate Governance, and the Road to 1.5C Current Opinion in Sustainability Research

GNCE Guest Speaker Matt Hoffman

Matthew Hoffman

Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Matthew Hoffman is Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Professor Hoffmann has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the George Washington University.  His research and teaching interests include global governance, climate change politics, complexity theory, and international relations theory. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters on climate politics, carbon markets, and global governance, he is the author of Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto (Oxford University Press 2011), Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response (SUNY Press 2005) and co-editor with Alice Ba of Contending Perspectives on Global Governance (Routledge 2005). He also is a co-author on a collaborative book Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge University Press 2014). His current research project, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, is on conceptualizing policy pathways to decarbonization.

GNCE Guest Speaker Lisa Kretz

Lisa Kretz

Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Evansville

Lisa Kretz directs the Ethics Program at the University of Evansville, which houses the Ethics and Social Change major. Kretz's recent and forthcoming publications are at the intersection of areas such as: the theory-action gap, motivational framing for action, ecological emotions (with a special emphasis on hope), moral psychology, the politics of emotion, and activist pedagogy. Kretz also has a number of publications that identify and argue against the immoral treatment of non-human animals. Kretz's work can be found in journals such as the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Ethics & the Environment, the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, and Environmental Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Journal Dedicated to the Philosophical Aspects of Environmental Problems.

GNCE Guest Speaker Barry Rabe

Barry Rabe

Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Local State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Barry Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and the Director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Ford School. He is also the Arthur Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy and holds courtesy appointments in the Program in the Environment, the Department of Political Science, and the School for Environment and Sustainability. Rabe was recently a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and continues to serve as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His research examines climate and energy politics. His newest book, Can We Price Carbon? (MIT Press) was released in spring 2018. He has received four awards for his research from the American Political Science Association, including the 2017 Martha Derthick Award for long-standing impact in the fields of federalism and intergovernmental relations. Rabe co-chaired the Assumable Waters Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2015-2017 and has served on recent National Academy of Public Administration panels examining the Departments of Commerce and Interior as well as the Oklahoma Corporation.