Professor, School of International Service, American University
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Professor Paul Wapner’s research focuses on global environmental politics, environmental thought, transnational environmental activism, and environmental ethics. He is particularly concerned with understanding how societies can live through this historical moment of environmental intensification in ways that enhance human dignity, compassion, and justice, and come to respect and nurture the more-than-human world. His books include: Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics, Principled World Politics: The Challenge of Normative International Relations, Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism, Global Environmental Politics: From Person to Planet (co-edited with Simon Nicholson), and, most recently, Reimagining Climate Change. (co-edited with Hilal Elver). He is currently writing a book titled, Is Wildness Over? Wapner leads workshops for professors that explore the interface between contemplative practice and environmental engagement. He serves on the board of trustees of the Lama Foundation and on the board of directors of Re-volv, a group that puts solar panels on the roofs of nonprofit organizations.
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