We are honored that Prof. Peter Dauvergne will be the opening keynote speaker of the 2019 Mexico Conference on Earth System Governance.
Peter Dauvergne is a professor of international relations at the University of British Colombia (Canada), specializing in global environmental politics. His research covers the politics of social movements, consumption, technology, and corporations, especially the consequences for social inequality and ecosystem degradation in the global South. Recent topics include the politics of artificial intelligence, plastic pollution, industrial mining, ocean conservation, climate change, food security, biofuels, and tropical deforestation.
His recent books include Will Big Business Destroy Our Planet? (Polity, 2018), and Environmentalism of the Rich (MIT, 2016, winner of APSA’s Michael Harrington Book Award). At UBC, he has served as associate dean (2006-08), senior adviser to the president (2008-09), and director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues (2009-14). He is also the founding and past editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics. In 2016 the International Studies Association presented him with its Distinguished Scholar Award for Environmental Studies. In 2018 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC).
The keynote address will be given at the opening plenary of the 2019 Mexico Conference on 6 November 2019, in Oaxaca, Mexico.