AlumniPhD, Associate Professor Joanna Lewis

Joanna Lewis is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy and Inter­na­tional Affairs (STIA) at George­town University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of For­eign Ser­vice. Her research focuses on energy, envi­ron­ment and inno­va­tion in China, includ­ing renew­able energy indus­try devel­op­ment and cli­mate change pol­icy. She is cur­rently lead­ing a National Sci­ence Foundation-​​funded project on Inter­na­tional Part­ner­ships and Tech­no­log­i­cal Leapfrog­ging in China’s Clean Energy Sec­tor. Her recent book, Green Inno­va­tion in China: China’s Wind Power Indus­try and the Global Tran­si­tion to a Low-​​Carbon Econ­omy, was awarded the 2014 Harold and Mar­garet Sprout Award by the Inter­na­tional Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion for best book of the year in envi­ron­men­tal studies.

Dr. Lewis is cur­rently a non-​​resident fac­ulty affil­i­ate with the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berke­ley National Lab­o­ra­tory. She also serves as an inter­na­tional adviser to the Energy Foun­da­tion China Sus­tain­able Energy Pro­gram in Bei­jing, and is a Lead Author of the Inter­gov­ern­men­tal Panel on Cli­mate Change’s Fifth Assess­ment Report. She was a mem­ber of the National Acad­e­mies Com­mit­tee on U.S.-China Coop­er­a­tion on Elec­tric­ity from Renew­ables and has con­sulted for many domes­tic and inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing UNIDO and USAID. She serves on the Advi­sory Boards of the Asia Society’s Cen­ter on U.S.-China Rela­tions and the Amer­i­can Coun­cil on Renew­able Energy (ACORE)’s U.S.-China Pro­gram. Dr. Lewis was awarded a fel­low­ship at the Woodrow Wil­son Inter­na­tional Cen­ter for Schol­ars from 2011–2012, and was a National Com­mit­tee on US-​​China Rela­tions Pub­lic Intel­lec­tu­als Pro­gram Fel­low from 2011–2013.

Pre­vi­ously, Dr. Lewis was a Senior Inter­na­tional Fel­low at the Pew Cen­ter on Global Cli­mate Change and a researcher in the China Energy Group at the U.S. Depart­ment of Energy’s Lawrence Berke­ley National Lab­o­ra­tory. She served as the tech­ni­cal direc­tor for the Asia Society’s Ini­tia­tive for U.S.-China Coop­er­a­tion on Energy and Cli­mate, and has also worked at the White House Coun­cil on Envi­ron­men­tal Qual­ity, the National Wildlife Fed­er­a­tion and the Envi­ron­men­tal Defense Fund. From 2003–2004 she was a vis­it­ing scholar at the Insti­tute of Energy, Envi­ron­ment, and Econ­omy at Tsinghua Uni­ver­sity in Bei­jing and in 2010 was a vis­it­ing fel­low at the East West Cen­ter in Hon­olulu, Hawaii.

Nate Hultman, Joanna Lewis  and RAEL undergraduates in Washington, DC

Nate Hult­man, Joanna Lewis and RAEL under­grad­u­ates in Wash­ing­ton, DC

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