Terra Lawson-Remer, assistant professor in the graduate program in International Affairs at The New School, has been awarded a fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations for the upcoming academic year. Her work will center on designing and establishing successful models of legal and policy frameworks for collective natural resource governance.
An attorney and political economist, Professor Lawson-Remer’s work addresses a broad range of international issues including economic development and poverty reduction, property rights, natural resource governance, climate change, economic and social rights, conflict, and the relationship between formal law and informal social norms. She currently co-directs the Economic & Social Rights State Accountability Initiative and is chair of the Board of EcoNext Environmental Alliance.
The Council on Foreign Relations program supports 10 fellows each year, early in their careers selected from a variety of prominent positions in academia, government, and international organizations. The program seeks to bridge the gap between thought and action in foreign policy by supporting both policy studies and active exposure to policymaking.