About the Director
Barry Rabe is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of the Environment, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Environmental Policy, School of Natural Resources and the Environment; and Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Barry's research examines the intersection of environmental protection and energy development in federal systems, with special interest in the role of American states and Canadian provinces in policy development and implementation. Much of his work in recent years has examined sub-federal climate policy and public opinion on climate issues, including ongoing collaboration in the development of the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE). He has also expanded research in the past few years to consider policy issues related to state and local development of shale gas resources and serves on the 2013-14 National Research Council Committee on Risk Management and Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development.
Barry's Recent, Current, and Upcoming Courses
Barry Rabe in the News: Recent Coverage
|2014-04-21||wdet.org||Survey Shows Key Opinion Differences Between Americans and Canadians when it comes to the Great Lakes|
|2014-04-19||Michigan Radio||Great Lakes residents concerned about water|
|2014-03-25||ClimateWire||Public support for state-level climate policy has declined since 2008 -- report|
|2014-03-24||Michigan Radio||Poll: The public is less supportive of state efforts to combat climate change|
|2014-03-18||kitsapsun.com||Wealthy Donors in His Corner as Obama Comes Out Swinging on Climate Change|
|2014-03-13||insideclimatenews.org||Climate Change Showdown in Florida Governor's Race|
|2014-03-07||Bloomberg.com||Keystone XL’s Factions in Late Rush to Coax U.S.|
|2014-01-31||The Michigan Daily||Alexander Hermann: A foundation for greater cooperation|
|2014-01-14||Environment and Energy Daily||CAMPAIGN 2014: Mich. governor, challenger tread warily on environmental issues in tight race|
|2014-01-13||news.gnom.es||White House Announces New Energy Review|