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John Jackson Ewing

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Environmental Sciences and Policy


Jackson Ewing is director of energy and climate policy at the Nicholas Institute of Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University. He is also an adjunct associate professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment and a faculty affiliate with the Duke Center for International Development at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He works closely with the Duke Kunshan University Environmental Research Center and International Masters of Environmental Policy programs to build policy research collaboration across Duke platforms in the United States and China.

Prior to joining Duke, Ewing was director of Asian Sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York, where he led projects on Asian carbon market cooperation and sustainable resource development in the ASEAN Economic Community. He previously served as a MacArthur Fellow and head of the Environment, Climate Change and Food Security Program at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and has worked throughout Asia with actors in government, the private sector, civil society, and international organizations.

Ewing publishes widely through a range of mediums and is a regular contributor to radio, television and print media. He holds a doctorate in environmental security and master's degree in international relations from Australia’s Bond University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Charleston.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy · 2022 - Present Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment
Senior Fellow for International Climate Policy in the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability · 2022 - Present Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Bond University (Australia) · 2010 Ph.D.
Bond University (Australia) · 2006 M.A.
College of Charleston · 2003 B.A.