Paul Steinberg's teaching and research focus on international environmental politics, with a special interest in biodiversity conservation and environmental policy processes in developing countries. Dr. Steinberg directs the Center for Environmental Studies, a multidisciplinary center promoting innovative research and teaching on environmental problems. His book Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries (MIT Press 2001) received the International Studies Association's Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for the best book in international environmental affairs. He is currently working on a new book on environmental foreign policy. Other research interests include comparative environmental politics, transnational social movments, political science research methods, and the design of long-term conservation institutions.
From 2001-2003, Dr. Steinberg was a visiting scholar at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC. He has previously taught at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, where he received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, and at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. He serves as a research consultant to The World Bank and Conservation International and has held positions with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Pesticide Action Network, and the United States Peace Corps (Liberia). He recently served as founding director of a new policy program at the RARE Center for Tropical Conservation.
Center for Environmental Studies
Comparative Environmental Politics