Michael Thompson

Managing Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University School of International Service

I am a co-founder of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment (FCEA), at the School of International Service, American University.

FCEA conducts and supports research on avenues for effective anticipatory governance of climate engineering technologies. Additionally, we work with partners in the U.S. and internationally to enable the participation of a broader array of voices in the growing climate engineering conversation, with special attention paid to issues of justice, transparency and inclusion.

As an organization, we are agnostic on proposed climate engineering technologies. We are primarily a process-oriented group.

I have a background in climate policy and climate activism, and have worked with environmental NGOs in the United States and India.

Experience

  • –present
    Managing Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University

Education

  • 2013 
    School of International Service, American University, M.A.