Maxine Burkett
Published September 22, 2017
Updated April 10, 2020

Maxine Burkett is a professor of law at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is also the co-founder and senior advisor to the nonprofit Institute for Climate and Peace.

Burkett is an expert in the law and policy of climate change, with a specific focus on climate justice, climate litigation, climate-induced migration, and climate change, peace, and conflict.  At the Wilson Center, Burkett works with the Environmental Change and Security Program on climate impacts in frontline communities, including small island states, and climate change and foreign policy.

Her work has been cited in several news and policy outlets, including BBC Radio, the New York Times, The Washington Post and Nature Climate Change.

Expertise: Climate policy and law, climate-induced migration

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

E-mail: burkettm@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956-2865 (o) | (808) 478-2146 (c)


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