Charles is an Assistant Professor at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). His research explores the transformations occurring in our system of global governance and how these are shaping—for better or worse—our ability to address cross-border problems. Substantively, it has focused on institutions in the fields of climate change, international trade, finance, and antitrust.
Charles's recent books include The Comparative Politics of Transnational Climate Governance (with Liliana Andonova and Thomas Hale) and Transnational Climate Change Governance (with Harriet Bulkeley et al.). His articles have been published in journals like International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, and the Review of International Organizations.
Before joining IBEI, Charles was an SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. He has also worked with the United Nations and other organizations in various consulting roles, including as a member of the UN High-Level Expert Group on Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development in Africa and as a contributing author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Background and education
- (2016) PhD, University of British Columbia
- (2008) MSc, London School of Economics
- (2007) BA, Concordia University
- International Relations Theory
- International Organizations
- International Law
- International Political Economy
- Global Environmental Politics
- 2018The Comparative Politics of Transnational Climate GovernanceLondon:RoutledgeLink
- 2017National Policy and Transnational Governance of Climate Change: Substitutes or Complements?International Studies Quarterly,61(2)Link
- 2017The Comparative Politics of Transnational Climate Governance.International Interactions,43(1)Link
- 2016The Rise of Transnational Governance as a Field of StudyInternational Studies Review,18(3)Link
- 2016Africa in the Global Climate Change NegotiationsInternational Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics,16(1)Link
- 2014Orchestration and Transnational Climate GovernanceReview of International Organizations,9(1)Link
- 2014Transnational Climate Change Governance.Link
- 2013Climate Governance in the Developing WorldCambridge:Polity PressLink
- 2013Global Governance at RiskCambridge:Polity PressLink
- 2013Private AuthorityInternational Studies Review,15 (4)Link