Busby, Joshua W. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • M.A., Georgetown University
Research Areas
  • Social Movements
  • Climate Change
  • Global Health
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • Environmental and Energy Policy
  • Social Policy
  • Development Policy

Joshua Busby is a distinguished scholar at the Strauss Center, nonresident fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a senior research fellow at the Center for Climate & Security. Dr. Busby has published widely on climate change, global health, transnational advocacy movements and U.S. foreign policy for various think tanks and academic journals, including International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies and Perspectives on Politics. His first book, “Moral Movements and Foreign Policy,” was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. His second book, “AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations,” with co-author Ethan Kapstein, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013 and won the 2014 Don K. Price Award (the American Political Science Association’s award for the best book on science, technology and environmental politics). He was one of the lead researchers on a five-year, $7.6 million project funded by the Department of Defense called “Climate Change and African Political Stability” (CCAPS). He is the principal investigator of another DOD-funded project, “Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia” (CEPSA) — a three-year, $1.9 million grant. Dr. Busby is a life member in the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his Ph.D. in political science in 2004 from Georgetown University.

Current Courses
Media Expertise
  • Energy Policy
  • Global civil society
  • Global Public Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • Environment

Newsworthy

Media MentionFebruary 27, 2020
Trump picking Pence for coronavirus response reportedly shocked health secretary

LBJ School Professor Joshua Busby talks with Talking Points Memo about President Trump's decision to appoint Vice President Mike Pence to be the point person on the administration's coronavirus response, which reportedly was a surprise to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

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Media MentionFebruary 25, 2020
Wash your hands: It has not been contained

LBJ Professor Joshua Busby writes about preparedness and reacting to the spread of the coronavirus:

"We are now entering a phase of having to reduce the impact and harm associated with the spread of the virus, including taking precautions at the individual level to prevent infection like washing hands frequently and avoiding touching your mouth, eyes, and face."

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Media MentionFebruary 21, 2020
Now what? Health security after the 2020 coronavirus

In Part 5 of his series on the coronavirus, LBJ Professor Joshua Busby looks at what should happen now:

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