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.

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

Newsworthy

NewsOctober 15, 2018
New research explores global climate leadership, risks and fragility

Joshua Busby, an associate professor of public affairs and leading expert on environmental politics, published two reports on climate change in September 2018.

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Media MentionOctober 15, 2018
The double burden of climate exposure and state fragility

The security implications of climate change emerged as an important area of concern in the mid-2000s in both policy circles and academia. Since then, there has been much research exploring causal pathways between climate phenomena and violent conflict, often with inconclusive or mixed results.

LBJ Professor Josh Busby sidesteps that causality debate in a new report for USAID. Keep reading to learn more. 

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NewsSeptember 6, 2018
Three studies from the LBJ School appear in leading development journal

Three new studies from the LBJ School appeared in the leading peer-reviewed journal World Development. The studies explore climate security vulnerability, the relationship between food insecurity and domestic violence, and the long-term effects of political repression on economic performance.


In harm's way: Climate security vulnerability in Asia

By Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs

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