Bio

Joanna Lewis is Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Energy and Environment and Director of the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) at Georgetown University\’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her research examines technical determinants of energy and climate policy, as well as technology transfer and innovation in the energy sector. Much of her work focuses on China, where she has worked on energy and climate issues for two decades. She is the author of the award-winning book Green Innovation in China, and was a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. Dr. Lewis has previously worked at a number of governmental and non-governmental organizations including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, the Asia Society and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and has been a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the East-West Center. Lewis holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.

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