Hamish van der Ven

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Email address: 
hamish.vanderven [at] mcgill.ca
Leacock 315
Research areas: 
International Relations

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and the Department of Political Science at McGill University. I am also affiliated with the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale University, the Environmental Governance Lab at the University of Toronto, and the Earth System Governance Project.

My interests include global environmental politics, transnational governance, international political economy and corporate social responsibility. My research seeks to explain why private actors get involved in global environmental governance, how their efforts interact with those of states, and under what conditions they will create credible regulatory solutions to environmental problems.

My work has been published in Global Environmental Politics, Global Environmental Change, Review of International Studies, Regulation & Governance, and Business and Politics. My first book – Beyond Greenwash? Explaining Credibility in Transnational Eco-Labeling – is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Areas of interest: 

Global environmental politics, transnational governance, private authority in international affairs, international political economy, mixed-method research design

Assistant Professor