Henrik Selin

Faculty Associate
Associate Professor, International Relations, Boston University


MA, Lund University; PhD, Linköping University


International environmental politics, sustainable development, global governance and international institutions, Scandinavia, Europe


Henrik Selin is Associate Professor in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University where he conducts research and teaches classes on global politics, regional politics, and policy making for the environment and sustainable development.

 Selin is the author, co-author, and co-editor of European Union and Environmental Governance (Routledge), Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management (MIT Press), Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking and Multilevel Governance (MIT Press) and Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives (Ashgate). He is also the author and co-author of more than four dozen reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as numerous reports, reviews and commentaries.

Selin is the faculty coordinator for the IR & Environmental Policy MA program. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Europe, Boston University.

Prior to his current faculty position, Selin was a Wallenberg Research Fellow in Environment and Sustainability in the Environmental Policy and Planning Group, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001–04), an Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2001–03), and an Associate with the Center for International Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2003–04).

In addition, Selin is Managing Editor for the journal Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy.