Kalim Shah


Assistant Professor

Biden School of Public Policy

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Areas of Expertise

  • Specializes in policy, regulation, institutional and governance research on environment, energy and sustainability in small island states and territories and small economies.
  • Extensive field work and engagement in the Caribbean and Pacific (including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) with collaborative networks in energy, tourism and ecotourism, marine transport, oil and gas, infrastructure and disaster risk sectors.
  • Deep insights on foreign business and industry investments, corporate responsibility and corporate environmental and social activities in these geographies and sectors (e.g. new oil and gas in Guyana with Exxon Mobil and Hess).
  • Can speak on U.S. policy interactions with Caribbean countries (e.g. Haiti, Cuba) and other islands (e.g. Fiji, Mauritius); China's infrastructure investment in islands; Venezuela migrant impacts on small island states; new climate change policy in Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Belize, Dominican Republic and Barbados.

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