Michele Betsill

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Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University

Michele Betsill joined the CSU Political Science faculty in 2000 after receiving her PhD at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She teaches courses in international relations and environmental politics. Her research on transnational environmental governance explores the role of non-state and sub-national actors in creating new mechanisms for steering society towards a more sustainable future. Although most of her work has focused on climate change, she has recently become interested in issues of natural resource extraction and marine conservation. She is also the founder and co-leader of the Environmental Governance Working Group at CSU, a multi-disciplinary research community of faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and the Warner College of Natural Resources and a member of the Earth System Governance project’s scientific steering committee.