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About Jesse Reynolds

Dr. Jesse Reynolds is a scholar of international environmental policy. He researches and teaches how society can develop rules and institutions to manage environmental problems, particularly those involving new technologies. Presently, Dr. Reynolds's primary focus is on climate engineering (or geoengineering), a group of proposed methods to intentionally intervene in earth systems at large scales in order to counterbalance anthropogenic climate change. While his approach is centered within international environmental law, he draws upon diverse methods, including international relations and economics. Dr. Reynolds is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of European and International Public Law at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He obtained his Ph.D. in international public law from Tilburg University; his Master's in environmental policy from the University of California, Berkeley; and his Bachelor's in chemistry and environmental sciences from Hampshire College.


Research Interests

Climate engineering, Geoengineering, Regulation, Climate change, Environmental law, International law, Economic analysis of law, Climate economics, and International relations

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Fellow, International Educational Exchange Program, U.S. Department of State, 2010-2011
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Graduate Fellow, 1997-2000
  • Hewlett Fellowship, 1997 (offered but declined)
  • National Institute for Global Environmental Change Summer Research Fellow, Harvard University Forest and Woods Hole Research Center


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