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, a fellow with the RGK Center and a nonresident fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 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.

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

Newsworthy

NewsJanuary 8, 2018
What's in Store for 2018? LBJ Faculty Make Their Predictions

After an eventful 2017, what's in store for the new year? Professors from the LBJ School offer their best predictions, explaining what to keep an eye on and what may be at stake. 

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NewsDecember 20, 2017
LBJ Prof. Josh Busby Explores Leadership in Climate Regime without U.S. Federal Government

Busby, who began studying climate and security in 2004, is the lead researcher on a three-year, $1.9 million Department of Defense (DoD) funded project called “Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia” (CEPSA).

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Media MentionSeptember 28, 2017
Will Hurricane Harvey and other storms spur action on climate change?

Despite three major hurricanes battering the country this year, political experts predict there will be no immediate federal policy to address climate change, and Republicans and Democrats will stay staunchly divided on the issue.

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