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Professor, Public Policy, Carleton University

Graeme Auld is a Professor, Public Affairs Research Excellence Chair, and Director of Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. He completed a B.Sc. in Forestry from the University of British Columbia, a M.Sc. from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Politics and Policy from Yale University.

He has broad interests in comparative environmental politics and global environmental governance. His research particularly focuses on the emergence, evolution, and impacts of transnational private governance regimes and the contentious politics surrounding and underpinning these developments. He is co-author (with Benjamin Cashore and Deanna Newsom) of Governing Through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-state Authority (Yale University Press, 2004), and is the solo-author of, Constructing Private Governance: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification (Yale University Press, 2014).


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Carleton University


  • 2009 
    Yale University, Environmental Politics and Policy