Coming Up

Guest lecture: 'American exceptionalism, great power responsibility and global sustainability', University of Copenhagen, 4 October 2017.

Conference paper: "The political legitimacy of orchestration" (with Sander Chan and Aysem Mert), 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance, 9-11 October.

Discussant at St Antony's College Seminar on "Dahrendorf on Germany, Britain and Europe", Oxford University, 17 October.


Panelist on "Globalisation: Winners and Losers" podcast for BBC World Service Newshour Extra, 7 July 2017.

Interviewed for "How Business Leaders Learn To Spot Global Trends And Avoid Fake News"Forbes, 21 June 2017.

Blog: "Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: what next for international climate policy?" International Affairs Blog, 5 June 2017.


Research updates

NEW: Falkner, Robert (2018), ‘International Climate Politics between Solidarism and Pluralism’, in: Traditions and Trends in Global Environmental Politics: International Relations and the Earth, ed. by Hayley Stevenson and Olaf Corry (London: Routledge), pp. 26-44. 

NEW: Falkner, Robert and Helmut Anheier, guest editors (2017), 'Europe and the world: Rethinking Europe’s external relations in an age of global turmoil', special issue of International Politics 54(4).

NEW: Anheier, Helmut and Robert Falkner, guest editors (2017), 'Europe and the world: Global insecurity and power shifts', special issue of Global Policy 8(S4).

NEW: Falkner, Robert (2017), 'Rethinking Europe's external relations in an age of global turmoil: an introduction', International Politics 54(4): 389-404.

NEW: Falkner, Robert (2017), ‘The Anarchical Society and Climate Change’ in: The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects, ed. by Hidemi Suganami, Madeline Carr and Adam Humphreys (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 198-215. 

Chan, Sander, Robert Falkner, Matthew Goldberg and Harro van Asselt (2017), 'Effective and geographically balanced? An output-based assessment of non-state climate actions', in: Climate Policy.

Book review: Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions, by Benjamin J. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown and Scott V. Valentine. LSE Review of Books, March 2017.

Falkner, Robert (2016) 'The Paris Agreement and the New Logic of International Climate Politics', International Affairs 92(5), September, pp. 1107–1125. 

Listen to my interview with Chatham House about my article on the Paris Agreement: International Affairs podcast.

Falkner, Robert (2016) 'A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy', Perspectives on Politics 14(1), pp. 87-101.

Breggin, Linda, Robert Falkner, Read Porter, John Pendergrass and Nico Jaspers (2016), "Addressing the Risks of Nanomaterials under United States and European Union Regulatory Frameworks for Chemicals", in: Assessing Nanoparticle Risks to Human Health, 2nd edition, edited by Gurumurthy Ramachandran (Waltham, MA: Elsevier Science), pp. 179-254. 

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

Chan, Sander, Robert Falkner, Harro van Asselt and Matthew Goldberg (2015) 'Strengthening non-state climate action: a progress assessment of commitments launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit', Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Working Paper No. 242, London School of Economics, November. 

Robert Falkner

I am the Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and an Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I also serve as the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. My research focuses on international political economy, global environmental politics, and the role of business in international relations. 

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