Author profile: Joshua Busby

Joshua Busby is an Associate Professor at LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. In 2016, Dr. Busby also joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as a non-resident fellow. In 2018, he joined the Center for Climate & Security as a Senior Research Fellow. Prior to coming to UT, Dr. Busby was a research fellow at the Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School (2005-2006), the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s JFK School (2004-2005), and the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution (2003-2004). He received his doctorate from Georgetown University in 2004. His current research analyzes global climate governance, the challenges of clean energy transitions in India and China, as well as the implications of climate change for security. You can follow him on Twitter @busbyj2.

Reducing Greenhouse Gases Is a Security Issue

Reducing Greenhouse Gases Is a Security Issue

Climate change isn’t just an environmental or economic problem. It’s also a security problem because of food and water shortages, humanitarian emergencies, and migration.

So You Want to Be Policy-Relevant?

So You Want to Be Policy-Relevant?

The so-called distance between policy and academia is often overstated. There are plenty of opportunities if you approach the process with clear eyes and dogged determination.

What to Do? The Climate Security Policy Conundrum

What to Do? The Climate Security Policy Conundrum

One of the dominant themes of this entire literature is that physical exposure is not destiny. Governance and political dynamics are as, if not more, important in explaining whether or not environmental shocks, scarcity, and abundance lead to conflict.

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