Jessica Green

Assistant Professor

Jessica F. Green

Research Interests

Globalization and global governance, international law and organizations, global environmental politics, climate change, and transnational regulation.

Professor Green studies the rise of private actors as regulators. Her research asks when and why private firms and NGOs serve as de jure and de facto regulators in world politics, and how that affects the existing landscape of international institutions. Substantively, she focuses on transnational environmental problems, and climate change in particular. Her book, Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press. Her dissertation received APSA’s Virginia Walsh prize for best dissertation in science, technology and environmental policy. Her research has been published in Global Environmental Politics, Governance, and Business and Politics. Her research interests include transnational regulation, international environmental law, global governance and regime complexity.

Before beginning Ph.D. studies, Professor Green earned her MPA in International Environmental Policy at Columbia University. She then worked with the United Nations University, in New York and Tokyo, where she co-edited two books on sustainable development and environmental governance. She has also worked at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the World Resources Institute.

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Degree: Ph.D., Princeton University
MPA, Columbia University
B.A., Brown University