Public Scholarship

Climate Governance

A Green Economy Must Achieve Climate Justice. The Regulatory Review. September 27, 2018.

Environmentalists need to reconnect with blue-collar America. The Hill. April 25, 2018.

The Climate Change Hypocrisy of Jet-Setting Academics. The Huffington Post, March 31, 2018.

The key to a successful carbon tax is how you spend the money. The Hill, February 13, 2018.

Amazon HQ2 in the Time of Climate Change. Huffington Post, December 4, 2017.

Why a Retreat from Paris Now? The Regulatory Review. June 20, 2017.

Are we overreacting to US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate? The Conversation, June 1, 2017.

Climate politics: Environmentalists need to think globally, but act locally. The Conversation. March 27, 2017.

The Trump administration wants to kill the popular Energy Star program because it combats climate change. Washington Post. Monkey Cage. March 23, 2017.

Here's a better way to regulate carbon -- and change the tired environment-versus-economy debate. The Conversation. January 30, 2017.

"Climate Change Did it!" is a Convenient Excuse. Slate. October 21, 2016.

The big fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline, explained. Washington Post. Monkey Cage, September 20, 2016.

Environmental Policy

Seattle's smoky summers are becoming the new normal. The Hill, August 22, 2018.

Should India's Supreme Court Enforce Regulations? The Regulatory Review, March 27, 2018.

Solar Panels on a Border Wall. The Regulatory Review. July 11, 2017.

Does the Environmental Movement Need New Messengers? Solutions, Vol. 8, Issue 3, May 2017.

Why did Scott Pruitt refuse to ban a chemical that the EPA itself said is dangerous? Washington Post. Monkey Cage. April 12, 2017.

Trump can't abolish the EPA. Slate. November 16, 2016.

The perils of technocraticism: Will environmentalists learn from Brexit? Governance Journal Blog, June 27, 2016.

Environmental Inclusion: A Moral Imperative and Political Necessity. Stanford Social Innovation Review. February 26, 2016.

It's not just Flint: Here's why we ignore water pollution. Washington Post. Monkey Cage, June 8, 2016.

Here's what Clinton really thinks about Appalachian coal country. Washington Post. Monkey Cage, May 15, 2016.

NGOs and Social Movements

The Oxfam scandal shows that, yes, nonprofits can behave badly. So why aren't they overseen like for-profits?

How donors can help make nonprofits more accountable. The Conversation, November 1, 2017.

International organizations and the crisis of legitimacy. Open Democracy. June 9, 2017.

Yes, consumers can change public policies sometimes. Here are the challenges. Washington Post. Monkey Cage. February 27, 2017.

The Dakota pipeline protesters should think big. Slate. November 3, 2016.

NGOs are great at demanding transparency. They are not so hot about providing it. Washington Post. Monkey Cage, February 22, 2016.

Government Contractors as Civil Society? Stanford Social Innovation Review. November 2015.

Public Policy Communication

What Amazon owes Seattle's homeless is a matter of debate. The Hill. May 18, 2018.

The U.S. environmental movement needs a new message. The Conversation. December 12, 2016.

The Upside of Ignoring Climate Change. Slate. October 31, 2016.

Manufacturing Dissent: How the New York Times' covered the Brexit Vote. Duck of Minerva. September 29, 2016.

Here's what many journalists missed when covering the Brexit vote. Washington Post. Monkey Cage, August 4, 2016.