Michael Lerner is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government at the LSE. 


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. He has published his work in the American Journal of Political Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other peer-reviewed journals. 

Michael holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy and a B.A. in Political Science and French from the University of Michigan. Before entering graduate school, he worked as a research associate at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

Research interests

  • Corporate lobbying on climate change policy
  • Transnational environmental advocacy
  • Environmental policy leadership, innovation, and diffusion


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