Dr Michael Lerner

Dr Michael Lerner

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 4.21
Office Hours
Modays 10:00 - 11:30
Connect with me

English, French
Key Expertise
Environmental policy, Advocacy, Political networks, Political economy

About me

Michael Lerner is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government. Michael studies comparative environmental politics with a broad interest in the challenges and strategies related to adopting timely policy responses to environmental change. His research focuses primarily on policy advocacy, including corporate lobbying on climate change, transnational advocacy networks, and the innovation and diffusion of environmental policy. Michael has published his work in the American Journal of Political Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Research interests

  • Environmental politics and policy
  • Comparative public policy
  • Policy advocacy and lobbying
  • Political networks
  • Policy innovation and diffusion

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV488 – Law and Politics of Regulation
  • GV477 – Comparative Public Policy Change

Selected publications