Peter Dauvergne


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Peter Dauvergne is a professor of international relations at the University of British Columbia, specializing in global environmental politics. His books include AI in the Wild: Sustainability in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (MIT Press, 2020); Will Big Business Destroy Our Planet? (Polity, 2018), Environmentalism of the Rich (MIT, 2016, recipient of APSA’s Michael Harrington Book Award), Protest Inc. (with Genevieve LeBaron, Polity, 2014), Eco-Business (with Jane Lister, MIT, 2013), Paths to a Green World, 2nd ed. (with Jennifer Clapp, MIT, 2011), Timber (with Jane Lister, Polity, 2011), and The Shadows of Consumption (MIT, 2008, recipient of the Gerald L. Young Book Award). He is the founding and past editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics.

Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.


Dr. Dauvergne is the best supervisor any student could ask for! Always enthusiastic, and makes his graduate students feel like a priority. He encourages creative thinking, gives detailed and thoughtful feedback, and is just an all around great professor! #greatsupervisor.

Anonymous (2017)


Peter has been a continual source of intellectual and personal support throughout my graduate studies. He has never ceased to encourage me to think critically, share and defend my ideas, and to seek out new new challenges as I progress in my academic career. I could not be more grateful for his mentorship, friendship, and constant positivity.

Jonathan Gamu (2017)


Thank you @PeterDauvergne for your contagious enthusiasm, thoughtful feedback, and ability to inspire growth. #greatsupervisor at #UBC.

Sara Elder (2017)


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