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Ben Cashore

Ben Cashore, Ph.D.

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Benjamin Cashore is Professor of Environmental Governance & Political Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is Director of the Governance, Environment and Markets (GEM) Initiative at Yale and is the Joseph C. Fox Faculty Director of the Yale International Fox Fellows Program. He is courtesy joint appointed in Yale’s Department of Political Science. Cashore also directs the International Union of Forest Research Organization’s (IUFRO) task force on International Forest Governance. Dr. Cashore’s major research interests include the emergence of non‐state governance innovations, their intersection with traditional governmental processes, and the role of firms, non‐state actors, civil society and governments in shaping these trends. His ongoing research efforts are focused on understanding how the interaction of multiple levels of governance, in both public and private sectors, might evolve to produce durable global environmental governance solutions. He pursues this approach through thematic efforts: forest policy and governance; certification/corporate social responsibility/non‐state governance; policy change and policy learning; climate change as a “super wicked” problem; and the influence of globalization and internationalization on domestic policy processes.  Dr. Cashore holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.