Benjamin Cashore, a professor of environmental governance and political science with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will speak on campus April 8. The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy program is sponsoring the event.
Cashore’s talk, titled “Is the Turn to ‘Evidence Based’ Research Constraining Policy Learning? Lessons for Evaluation Studies from 30 Years of Global Forest Governance,” will be at 3 p.m. in W-109 Turner Hall.
Cashore, who is director of both the Governance, Environment and Markets Initiative and the Program on Forest Policy and Governance at Yale, researches issues related to the impact of globalization, internationalization and firm-level “beyond compliance” sustainability initiatives.
Cashore’s 2004 book, “Governing Through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-state Authority,” (Yale University Press) co-written with Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom, was awarded the International Studies Association’s 2005 Sprout Prize for the best book on international environmental policy and politics.
Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy is a campuswide program for the social analysis of environment and sustainability challenges, and is supported by the School of Earth, Society and Environment; the department of geography and geographic information science; and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.