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

Media MentionFebruary 2, 2017
Do women matter to national security? The men who lead U.S. foreign policy don't think so.

Research from Josh Busby and colleagues finds that gender differences are underconsidered by foreign policy professionals: "Incoming Trump administration officials ... have suggested that gender- and other development-focused programming detracts from a focus on U.S. security and have signaled hostility toward U.N. efforts, such as considering gender in security efforts.

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Media MentionJanuary 12, 2017
Backdraft Revisited: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Climate change is a major public policy question. Professor Josh Busby comments on various effects of solutions across levels of governance.

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Media MentionSeptember 23, 2016
Elephants are in danger. Our research could help save them.
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