Sikina Jinnah and Douglas Bushey

Sikina Jinnah is associate professor of politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, and in particular the role of transnational actors in environmental decision-making. In her previous positions, Jinnah has held a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and was a consultant for the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Her books include Post-Treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance (2014), which received the 2016 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best book in international environmental affairs from the International Studies Association; and the edited volume New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene (2016, with Simon Nicholson). She is currently working on a third book, Trading the Environment, which examines the role of preferential trade agreements in securing environmental objectives. She also serves as an associate editor for the journal Environmental Politics, sits on the editorial board of the journal Global Environmental Politics, is a senior research fellow with the Earth System Governance project, and is an advisory board member of the Academic Working Group on International Governance of Climate Engineering at the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment.

Douglas Bushey received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group in 2013, and his JD from Berkeley Law in 2012. His work focuses primarily on the relationship between disputed scientific claims and environmental law and politics. He is currently an attorney adviser for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and previously served as a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. The opinions expressed in his contribution are his own, and do not reflect the views of the Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. government.