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Programme Manager at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Stephen Lezak is a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge Scott Polar Research Institute and Programme Manager at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

His essays, reporting, and research appear in several academic journals and edited books, as well as The New Republic, Emergence, Grist, The Independent, Alaska Public Media, High Country News, Colorado Public Radio, and The Arizona Republic. His research has been covered by The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Al Jazeera, The Times (UK), and translated into Spanish, Arabic, Mongolian, and Indonesian.

He served as an expert reviewer for the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report and has advised two U.S. Presidential campaigns on climate policy.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge


  • 2017 
    University of Oxford, MSc Environmental Change and Management