FCEA Staff

Wil Burns

Co-Executive Director

Wil Burns, PhD, is a Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service, at American University and a Senior Fellow in the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). From 2012 … Read More

Simon Nicholson

Co-Executive Director

Simon Nicholson, PhD, is an assistant professor and director of the Global Environmental Politics program in the School of International Service at American University. His work focuses on global environmental governance, global food … Read More

Michael Thompson

Managing Director

Michael Thompson graduated from American University’s School of International Service with an M.A. in Global Environmental Politics.  He has been a researcher at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and The Energy and … Read More


Holly J. Buck

Faculty Fellow

Holly Jean Buck is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, where she is also a Research Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Her work looks at climate change, energy … Read More

David Morrow

Faculty Fellow

Dr. David R. Morrow is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy at George Mason University, studying philosophical and policy issues surrounding climate justice and the governance of climate engineering. … Read More

Tayeba Batool

Program Assistant

Tayeba Batool is a student in the MA International Affairs (Comparative Regional Studies) program at the School of International Service at American University. After graduating from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), she … Read More