Carmen G. Gonzalez

George Soros Visiting Chair

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Carmen G. Gonzalez is a professor of law at Seattle University School of Law in the United States. She has published widely in the areas of international environmental law, environmental justice, trade and the environment, and food security. Gonzalez was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina, a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow, a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a visiting professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. She is the co-chair of the Research Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law, and past president of the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She has also worked in Latin America and the former Soviet Union on environmental law capacity-building projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. She is the co-editor of the highly acclaimed book, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. Her latest book, International Environmental Law and the Global South, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. 

Gonzalez holds a BA from Yale University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

In the Spring Term 2017 she will be a teaching a course on "International Environmental Law and the North-South Divide" at the School of Public Policy.


JD, Harvard Law School
BA, Yale University