Dr. 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.