Associate Dean for Studies & 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 Dean for Studies and Professor in International Relations in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.
Henrik Selin’s interdisciplinary research is internationally recognized to contribute to major scholarly and policy debates about understanding ways in which states and other actors engage each other and shape international environmental policy-making and institution-building in the context of advancing sustainable development. Much of his sustainability-centered research focuses on the management of mercury and other hazardous chemicals and materials as well as international climate change politics and cooperation. He is particularly interested in science-policy linkages and studying ways in which science inform environmental decision-making.
Selin is the author of Mercury Stories: Understanding Sustainability through a Volatile Element (MIT Press 2020, with Noelle Eckley Selin), European Union Environmental Governance (Routledge 2015, with Stacy VanDeveer), and Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management (MIT Press, 2010). He is the editor of Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policy Making and Multilevel Governance (MIT Press 2009, with Stacy VanDeveer) and Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives (Ashgate, 2009, with Miranda Schreurs and Stacy VanDeveer). He is also the author and co-author of over fifty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. A full list of publications can be found on his website: https://blogs.bu.edu/selin.
He also serves as Editor for the journal Global Environmental Politics (MIT Press).