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First Annual Research Conference of the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

I delivered two presentations – one on our article on carbon pricing revenues published in Nature Climate Change, and the other on a working paper evaluating the effectiveness of carbon pricing policies at reducing aggregate emissions across 27 OECD countries.

Time: February 14-15, 2019

Place: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

King’s College Research Seminar on Causation and Climate Change.

Invited to discuss and debate the use (and abuse) of causal reasoning among actors in the political sphere, particularly by those who doubt or deny the science of anthropogenic climate change.

Time: January 31, 2019

Place: King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy: an International Conference
I presented a working paper examining the economic, environmental, and legal basis for revoking coal mining permits and preserving natural assets, looking at the illustrative case of lignite mining operations in the Hambach Forest in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Time: September 2018

Place: Queen’s College, University of Oxford, UK

2018 American Political Science Association Annual Conference

The theme for the 2018 annual conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA) was Democracy and its Discontents. I presented a paper, ‘Perceptions of Corruption, Political Distrust, and the Weakening of Climate Policy’, in the panel, ‘Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies’ in the Science, Technology & Environmental Politics division of APSA.

Time: September 2018

Place: Boston Marriott Hotel.

 C-EENRG Seminar Series

Invited to give a seminar at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) on the topic, ‘Sensitive intervention points in supply-side climate policy’.


Time: March 2018

Place: David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge, UK.

King’s College 50th Anniversary Event for Class of 1967, Sept. 2017

Invited to debate Johannes Lenhard on the topic, ‘Universal basic income: a solution to precarious work?’

Dr Ryan Rafaty and Dr Johannes Lenhard

Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum, Feb. 2017.

Invited for a panel discussion on the question, ‘How do we measure the impact of climate change?’

Dr Ryan Rafaty, Prof Bill Sutherland,  Dr Mark Booth (left to right) and Prof Peter Wadhams

King’s College Research Exchange Evening, Feb 2017

Invited for a cross-disciplinary panel discussion on ‘Commons: Boundaries, Networks, Encounters’.

Prof Nick Bullock, Dr Goylette Chami, Dr Sandra Jasper, Dr Ryan Rafaty,  Dr Ben Abrams and 
Prof Carrie Humphrey (left to right)

C-EENRG Seminar Series, May 2016

Invited to give a research seminar at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) on the topic, ‘Climate policy backsliding – can it be avoided under democracy?’


Intellectual Refuge and Shelter from Persecution, Jan 2016
Co-organized a panel event to discuss ‘The role of universities in the current migration crisis‘, held at King’s College, University of Cambridge.
Coverage of the event in Varsity:

500th Anniversary of the King’s Chapel, Oct 2015

Moderated a conference panel in the King’s College Chapel on the occasion of its 500th anniversary, during which speakers debated the topic,  ‘How far ahead should societies plan?’

Paul Mason, Prof Jim Hall, Dr Ryan Rafaty, Dalamuzi Mhlanga and Prof John Dunn (left to right)

Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations 2014, Tokyo, Japan

UNFCCC COP 19, 2013, Warsaw, Poland

Meeting of the UNFCCC, 2013,  Bonn, Germany