Busby, Joshua W. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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.

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


Media MentionFebruary 15, 2018
4 things to know about the Trump budget's environmental cuts

Like last year’s budget, the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposes large cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency. And it eliminates explicit climate change programs in other parts of the government and cuts spending for climate change-related monitoring, alternative energy, energy efficiency and flood prevention. LBJ Professor Josh Busby discusses 4 things to know. 

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Media MentionJanuary 9, 2018
Green Giants? Sectoral Obstacles and Opportunities to Reduce Carbon Emissions in China and India

This post discusses the feasibility of reducing emissions in China and India.

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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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