Henrik Selin

Associate Dean for Studies; Professor of International Relations

Henrik Selin is a Professor of International Relations and Associate Dean for Studies in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. His research focus on international environmental cooperation and policy-making in a broader context of advancing sustainable development. His interdisciplinary research contributes to 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. It also focuses on efforts to analyze and advance sustainability on a human-dominated planet.

He is the author of Mercury Stories: Understanding Sustainability through a Volatile Element (MIT Press, with Noelle Eckley Selin), European Union Environmental Governance (Routledge, with Stacy VanDeveer) and Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management (MIT Press). He is the co-editor of Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policy Making and Multilevel Governance (MIT Press, with Stacy VanDeveer) and Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives (Ashgate, with Miranda Schreurs and Stacy VanDeveer). In addition, he is the author and co-author of sixty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters as well as over fifty reports, reviews, and commentaries.

He currently serves as Editor for the journal Global Environmental Politics.

His areas of expertise include international and European environmental politics and policy, sustainable development, and global governance.

Learn more about Selin on his personal website.