Nina Hall
Assistant Professor of International Relations


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New Zealand

Climate Change
Disruptive Innovation
United Nations
Women's Rights


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Background and Education
Professor Hall was previously a lecturer in global governance at the Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin, Germany. Her research areas include transnational advocacy, international organizations, global refugee governance,and climate change adaptation. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford, UK and a Master's Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has worked with the World Economic Forum and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and currently collaborates with a global network of digital activists.

"Theorizing the Role of Executive Heads in International Organizations," with N. Woods, in European Journal of International Relations (2017); "Global Adaptation Governance: Why isn’t it legally binding?" with A. Persson, in European Journal of International Relations (2017); Displacement, Development and Climate Change, International Organizations Moving Beyond their Mandates, Routledge (2016) "What is Adaptation to Climate Change? Epistemic Ambiguity in the Climate Finance System," Special Issue on Climate Finance, in Journal of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol. 17(1) (2017); "Climate Change, Refugees and Migration," in Fair Borders? Migration Policy in Twenty-First Century, D. Hall and B. Williams Books (eds.) Wellington, New Zealand (2017); "Innovations in activism in the digital era,” in The Governance Report 2016 – 2017, Hertie School of Governance (2017); "A Catalyst for Cooperation: The Inter-Agency Standing Committee and the Humanitarian Response to Climate Change," in Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, July - September 2016; "The Money or the Mandate? Why International Organizations Engage with the Climate Change Regime," in Global Environmental Politics, vol. 15 (2) (2015); "Moving Beyond its Mandate? UNHCR and Climate Change Displacement," in Journal of International Organization Studies, Spring 2013; "East Timorese Women Challenge Domestic Violence," in Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 44 (2) (2009). Professor Hall has published in Global Environmental Politics, Global Governance, and The Guardian. For a recent curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, see personal webpage

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