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Jackson Ewing

Senior Fellow


Jackson Ewing holds a joint appointment as a senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute of Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University and as an adjunct associate professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment. He is also a faculty affiliate with the Duke Center for International Development at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He works closely with the Duke Kunshan University Environmental Research Center and International Masters of Environmental Policy programs to build policy research collaboration across Duke platforms in the United States and China.

Prior to joining Duke, Ewing was director of Asian Sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York, where he led projects on Asian carbon market cooperation and sustainable resource development in the ASEAN Economic Community. He previously served as a MacArthur Fellow and head of the Environment, Climate Change and Food Security Program at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and has worked throughout Asia with actors in government, the private sector, civil society, and international organizations.

Ewing publishes widely through a range of mediums and is a regular contributor to radio, television and print media. He holds a doctorate in environmental security and master's degree in international relations from Australia’s Bond University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Charleston.  

Jackson recommends:

Carbon Brief – a website covering the latest developments in climate and energy science and policy. Carbon Brief does great data-driven work on climate and energy, and brings in insightful outside voices from around the sector. It also flags a wide range of news published elsewhere, and its daily newsletter is among my first stops every morning.