Welcome!  I am an Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). My areas of expertise are in international political economy, global environmental politics, and the role of business in international relations. My recent books include The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (edited, 2013) and Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (2008).

At LSE, I serve as the Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum and the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. I am also an associate of the LSE's Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and an associate fellow of Chatham House, the London-based international affairs think tank.

I hold degrees in politics and economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University. A short biography is available here.


Lecture: 'The geo-politics of energy and climate change: Towards a 'carbon-constrained' global economy', SAIF CEO Study Tour, LSE, 24 July 2015. 

Lecture 'Great Powers, Environmental Responsibility and China's International Climate Policy', Peking University, Beijing, 21 April 2015. [link]

Lecture 'Great Powers, Environmental Responsibility and the Global Climate Crisis', Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 7 April 2015. [link]

Conference paper: 'The English School and Global Environmental Politics: Beyond Mutual Neglect', ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, 18 February 2015. [link]

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Workshop paper: 'The Rise of Global Environmental Responsibility in International Society', ISA workshop, New Orleans, 17 February 2015.

Podcast: 'The Earth in Crisis: Global Warming and the Failure of Climate Diplomacy', LSE Summer School Public Lecture, 14 July 2014. [link]


Falkner, Robert (2015) 'A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy', CCCEP and Grantham Research Institute working paper 197. [download] (forthcoming in Perspectives on Politics, March 2016)

Falkner, Robert (2015) 'International Negotiations: Towards Minilateralism', Nature Climate Change, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 805-6. [link]

Falkner, Robert (2014) 'Tough trade-offs on the road to Paris: What hopes for a 2015 climate agreement?' Blog post, 22 October. [link]

Falkner, Robert (2014) ‘Global Environmental Politics and Energy: Mapping the Research Agenda’, Energy Research & Social Science, 1:1, pp. 188-197. [download]

Falkner, Robert (2013) 'The Crisis of Environmental Multilateralism: A Liberal Response', in: The Green Book: New Directions for Liberals in Government, edited by Duncan Brack, Paul Burall, Neil Stockley and Mike Tuffrey (London: Biteback Publishing), pp. 347-58. [download]

Falkner, Robert (ed) (2013) The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (Wiley-Blackwell). [link]