Biography

Robert V. Bartlett is the Gund Professor of the Liberal Arts and Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Vermont. He previously served on the faculties of Purdue University and Texas Tech University. He has twice been a Senior Fulbright Scholar (Lincoln University and University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Trinity College Dublin). In 2007 he was Distinguished Fulbright Chair of Environmental Policies at the Turin Polytechnic Institute and University in Italy. He has published many research articles and ten books, most recently (with Walter F. Baber) Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature’s Regime, The MIT Press, 2015.

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