Walter F. Baber holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina and the J.D. from the University of San Diego. He is a professor in the Environmental Sciences and Policy Program and the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach. In addition to his membership in the Lead Faculty Group of ESGP, he is also an Affiliated Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and an Associate of the Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canerra.
Baber was the 2009 Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Environmental Policy at the Politecnico di Torino. He was a Visiting Fellow in the Research School of the Social Sciences at Australian National University in 2012. In 2016, he was the Fulbright Professor of Political Science at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
More recently, he has served as the 2017/18 Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Public International Law in the Faculty of Law at Lund University. And, in 2019, he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, also at Lund University. Baber’s 2009 book, Global Democracy and Sustainable Jurisprudence: Deliberative Environmental Law (co-authored with Robert V. Bartlett) won the 2011 International Studies Association Book Award for international ethics.