Dan Mazmanian

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Expertise: Environment; Environmental policy; Sustainable living

Daniel Mazmanian is a Professor of Public Policy in the Price School.  A political scientist by training, Mazmanian has focused on issues of environmental protection, related issues of the greening of industry, with a particular focus today on climate change and energy policy in CA and around the globe. In 2009-2010 he served as executive director California Adaptation Advisory Panel to the State of California, which resulted in the report to Governor Schwarzenegger: “Preparing for the Effects of Climate Change – A Strategy for CA.”  Over a decade ago he began extending my focus to China’s environmental challenges and how best to manage them. This began formally in 2005-06 when he spent two years on the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) advisory panel on environmental governance where we recommended the establishment of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection. More recently, in 2013-15, he participated on a team assessing the performance of the Chinese Ministry of Environment, making recommendations on improving its capacity to protect the environment and innovative strategies for doing so, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank.  In 2015-16 he served as part of a research team appointed again by CCICED to a Task Force on National Governance Capacity for Green Transformation of China. He served as Dean of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan from 1996-2000 before coming to USC as the founding Dean of the Price School, from 2000-2005.

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