Faculty - Oran Young

Oran YoungOran Young, Distinguished Professor Emeritus – Institutional and International Governance, Environmental Institutions
PhD, MA, Yale University; AB, Harvard

Oran Young is a renowned Arctic expert and a world leader in the fields of international governance and environmental institutions. His scientific work encompasses both basic research focusing on collective choice and social institutions, and applied research dealing with issues pertaining to international environmental governance and the Arctic as an international region. Professor Young served for six years as vice-president of the International Arctic Science Committee and was the founding chair of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change within the National Academy of Sciences in the United States. He currently chairs the Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change and the Steering Committee of the Arctic Governance Project. Among the more than 20 books he has authored are The Institutional Dimensions of Environmental Change and Governance in World Affairs. His forthcoming book is Institutional Dynamics: Emergent Patterns in International Environmental Governance. Professor Young taught a variety of classes on wide-ranging subjects that include environmental politics and policy, governance for sustainable development, environmental institutions, and the ecology of war.

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Office: Bren Hall 4518

Phone: 805-893-8747
Fax: 805-893-7064


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