FacultyDr. Chandra Pandey
Dr. Chandra Pandey holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, concentrating in the fields of climate governance, environmental (social) justice and resource politics. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the same university researching in the areas of environmental security, food security, climate policy and REDD Plus policy. He was a Research Fellow at Hanshin University, South Korea, and a Lecturer at various academic institutions in Nepal. Some of the courses he teaches included: Global Environmental Politics and Public Policy; Development Theories and Discourse; Natural Process and Human Response; Fundamentals of Sustainable Development; Climate Change and Security; Global Change and Sustainability; Changing Dimensions of Security, and Academic Writing & Multi-diciplinarcy Research Methods and Design. His research expertise and interests include: environmental politics/security/management; climate change governance/adaptation and REDD Plus; resource governance/politics, rural & urban development, local governance, sustainable development studies; crisis and disaster management; human security and all emerging issues of non-traditional security studies. In addition, he has long been working with environmental affairs and developmental issues in South Asia. His diverse international experience of more than 15 years in research and teaching provides him with a wide knowledge base and a flexible perspective. He co-edited the book Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific, published in June 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan in the United States. He has also just finished co-authoring the book Why REDD will Fail, which will be published early 2016 by Taylor and Francis, Routledge studies in Environmental Policy. He has also published several research articles in a number of leading international peer-reviewed journals. He is interested in supervising graduate and postgraduate students working in the areas of environment, development, local governance, resource politics, and crisis management.