”Good COP, Bad COP: Climate Change After Paris“ with Maria Ivanova ’96

Ivanova's work focuses on the performance of international environmental institutions. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General, and is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Climate Change Speaker Series

International relations and environmental policy scholar Maria Ivanova in a public lecture will explore the unprecedented international collaboration that occurred at the twenty‐first Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris. She argues, however, that numerous tensions remain, and that true success will be measured by how the agreement is implemented over the next three to five years.

This event is free and open to the public.

Ivanova will also meet informally with Mount Holyoke College Students to discuss Environmental Advocacy in a New Political Climate at 4:15pm on the same day, advanced registration is required.

Maria Ivanova ’96

Associate Professor of Global Governance at the University of Massachusetts Boston; Director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability

Maria Ivanova is an international relations and environmental policy scholar. Her research focuses on international environmental institutions and their performance, environmental sustainability, and the science-policy interface. She studies the implementation of global environmental conventions and the policy processes around the Sustainable Development Goals. She is Associate Professor of Global Governance at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she also directs the Center for Governance and Sustainability. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General, a Board member of the UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and of the Ecologic Institute in Berlin, and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Ivanova is a faculty associate in the Governance, Environment and Markets Initiative at Yale University. From 2005 to 2010, she was on the faculty at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Previously, she worked at the Environment Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency in Stockholm. She is the recipient of the 2007 Professor of the Year Award from Member 13 at the College of William and Mary, the 2010 Mary Lyon Award from Mount Holyoke College, and the 2010 Goddess Artemis Award from the Euro-American Women’s Council.

Ivanova holds a PhD (with distinction) and two master's degrees, in international relations and environmental management, from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College.

For more information on her research and publications, please visit Maria Ivanova's Scholarworks page. See also www.environmentalgovernance.org for the projects of the Center for Governance and Sustainability.