Dr. Diarmuid Torney is an Assistant Professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. He holds an MPhil and DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford.
His research focuses on the comparative and global politics of climate change and energy, particularly in the European Union, China, and India, as well as in small European states. He is author of European Climate Leadership in Question: Policies toward China and India (MIT Press, 2015) and co-editor of European Union External Environmental Policy: Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders (Palgrave, 2018). His research has also been published in leading peer-reviewed journals including Global Environmental Politics, Energy Policy, and Journal of Common Market Studies.
He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, and a member of Future Earth Ireland. He is also a Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance Project.
Previous positions include postdoctoral fellowships at Chatham House, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, and the Freie Universität Berlin, and stagiaire at third secretary level in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. He has also held visiting fellowships at the Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels), the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (Geneva), the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy (Beijing), and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (Delhi).