Robert Falkner is Reader in International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE). His research interests are in international political economy, with special emphasis on global environmental politics, multinational corporations, risk regulation and global governance. At the LSE, he is an associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and serves as Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA programme. He is also an associate fellow of the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House. After reading politics and economics at Munich University, he gained a doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford. In 2006-07, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is the author of Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and editor of the Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).