THIBAUD HENIN


Department of Political Science, Concordia University, H 1225-22, 
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8
http://www.henin.net  •  thibaud.henin@concordia.ca  •  (514) 848-2424 x 7837 

EMPLOYMENT

2017 –             Visiting (Limited-Term Appointment)  Assistant Professor, Department of Political                                      Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 

2011 –             Associate and Policy Analyst at Ecologic Institute, Berlin, Germany

2011 – 2016    Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon

EDUCATION

Dissertation: “The Strategic Use of Transnational Private Standards: Strengthening or Weakening Government Regulation?” (Defended July 2017)

Committee: Ronald Mitchell (Chair), Lars Skalnes, Craig Kauffman, and Naomi Zack

2017                Ph.D., Department of Political Science, University of Oregon

2014                M.Sc., Department of Political Science, University of Oregon

2010                Master of Global Public Policy, University of Potsdam, Germany

2007                B.A. (Hons.) History and Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada

PUBLICATIONS UNDER REVIEW 

Standards as Strategies: Using Transnational Private Standards to Lobby Governments.”

WORK IN PROGRESS

“Transnational Private Standards in Regulation: Pursuing Protectionism or Promoting Sustainability?”

“Opposing or Supporting Stronger Environmental Regulation? Industry Preferences and Lobbying on Transnational Private Standards in Regulation.”

“Averting Costly Regulation Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Industry Lobbying for Private Transnational Standards in US and EU Laundry Pod Regulation.”

“Bypassing Students’ Hostility to Discussing Justice: Creating Distance by Using Simulations and Upscaling the Unit of Analysis.”

“The Ostrom-Young Debate: Can any of Elinor Ostrom’s Design Principles be Upscaled to International Environmental Problems?”

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2011                “Methodological Guide on Tariffs, Taxes and Transfers in the European Water                                             Sector,” with Manuel Lago, Jennifer Möller-Gulland, Julian Leem Gerardo Anzaldua,                                 Isabelle Turcotte, Johanna von der Weppen, Felipe Gaitan, and Benjamin Boteler,                                 EUREAU. 

2011                “Literature Review & Research Survey,” with Andreas Graf, Haran Bar-On, Ralph                                     Piotrowski, Anneke von Raggamby, and Sarah Lang, InContext Project: Supportive                                 Environments for Sustainable Living.

CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS 

2017                 “Bypassing Students’ Hostility to Discussing Justice: Creating Distance by Using                                      Simulations and Upscaling the Unit of Analysis,” American Political Science                                               Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2016                “Forestry Standards as Firm Political Strategies,” American Political Science                                             Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

2016                “Standards as Strategies: How Firms Adopt Transnational Private Standards for                                         Leverage in Regulatory Policymaking,” 24th World Congress of Political Science,                                      International Political Science Association, Poznań, Poland.

2016                “Standards as Strategies: How Firms Adopt Transnational Private Standards for                                         Leverage in Regulatory Policymaking,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago,                          IL.

2016                “Private Forestry Standards and Procurement Policies,” International Studies                                             Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2015                “The Influence of Transnational Corporate Private Regimes on Domestic Policies,”                                     International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

2015                “Adopting Transnational Standards, Preempting Stringent Regulations,” Duck Family                                 Graduate Workshop on Environmental Politics and Governance, University of                                         Washington, Seattle, WA.

2014                “The Diffusion of Feed-In Tariff Policies,” International Studies Association Annual                                     Conference, Toronto, Canada.

2013                “Upscaling Elinor Ostrom's Design Principles Illustrated by Long-Enduring Common-                                Pool Resource Institutions: Quantitative Analysis Using International Regimes                                         Database,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

2012                “From Climate Change to Conflict? Human vs. State Security Concerns in the Arctic,”                             International Studies Association-Western Division, Pasadena, CA.

2010                “The Arctic Environment as a Common-Pool Resource,” Continents Under Climate                                 Change Conference, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS

2016                Global Oregon International Research Award

2016                American Political Science Association Dissertation Workshop Stipend: Advances in                                Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

2015                Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research Grant, Department of                                Political Science, University of Oregon

2013 – 2014    William C. Mitchell Graduate Summer Research Award, Department of Political                                        Science, University of Oregon

2013                Global Sustainability Summer School Grant

2010                Best-in-Class, grade average 1.4 (~94%), Master of Public Management & Master of                            Global Public Policy, University of Potsdam, Germany

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Syllabi and student evaluations available here

2017 – 2018    Visiting Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Canada

                        Introduction to International Relations (three courses)

                        International Political Economy

                        International Organizations

                        Global Ecopolitical Analysis


2011 – 2016    Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon

                        As Instructor-of-Record:

                        Introduction to Environmental Politics (two courses)

                        Modern World Governments

                        As Teaching Assistant:

                        Introduction to Environmental Politics; Introduction to International Relations; Introduction                         to Comparative Politics; Politics and Film; International Organization; International                                    Environmental Politics; U.S. Foreign Policy

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011 –             Project work with Ecologic Institute, Berlin

“From Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise”

“Integrating Economic Indicators with Sustainable Development Objectives”

“Environmental Pressure Index: Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Development”

“The 3Ts: Tariffs, Taxes, and Transfers in the European Water Sector”

“Overview of German Environmental Policy”

2012 – 2014    Coordinator of Climate Change Research Symposium, University of Oregon

2012 – 2013    Visiting Scientist (summer terms), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2015 – 2017    Advanced Certificate in Teaching, Teaching Engagement Program, University of                                        Oregon, OR

2015                Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Inter-university                                        Consortium for Political and Social Research, Ann Arbour, MI

2014                Summer School on Agent Based Modelling, Dresden University of Technology,                                        Germany

2013                Summer School in Methods and Techniques: Network Analysis, European                                                Consortium for Political Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012 – 2013    Global Sustainability Summer School, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact                                            Research, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, and Santa Fe Institute,                                        Potsdam, Germany

2011 – 2013    Arctic Summer College, Ecologic Institute, Berlin, Germany

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2013 – 2014    Departmental Representative for Graduate Employees, University of Oregon

2014                Mentor for Arctic Summer College, Ecologic Institute, Berlin, Germany

GRANT REVIEWS

2013                Ad hoc reviewer for National Science Foundation, FY12 ArcSEES competition

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Political Science Association (APSA): Science, Technology and Environmental Politics

International Studies Association (ISA): Environmental Studies Section

International Political Science Association (IPSA)

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

LANGUAGES

English (fluent); French (fluent); Spanish (conversational); German (elementary)  

 REFERENCES

Ronald B. Mitchell

Chair of Dissertation

Department of Political Science

1284 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1284

rmitchel@uoregon.edu

+1 (541) 346-4880

Lars Skalnes

Department of Political Science

1284 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1284

lskalnes@uoregon.edu

+1 (541) 346-4886

 

Naomi Zack

Department of Philosophy

1295 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1295

nzack@uoregon.edu

+1 (541) 346-1547

Craig Kauffman

Department of Political Science

1284 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1284

ckauffma@uoregon.edu 

+1 (541) 346-4974