Prakash Kashwan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His research focuses on the global and international environmental governance, climate change, and political economy of environment and development. He is the author of Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2017). His research has also been published in journals such as Ecological Economics, Regional Environmental Change, Global Environmental Politics, and in popular media forums including the Washington Post and Wilson Center's New Security Beat.
He was among the winners of 2009 Young Scientist Research Award from the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Stockholm. He is a member of the Academic Working Group on International Governance of Climate Engineering coordinated by the School of International Services, American University, and a member of the Working Group on Environmental Peacemaking launched jointly by colleagues at the American University and the Uppsala University.