Joanna Lewis


Joanna Lewis is Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of energy and environment and director of the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has over two decades of experience working on international climate and clean energy policy with a focus on China. At Georgetown Ms. Lewis runs the Clean Energy and Climate Research Group and leads several dialogues facilitating U.S.- China climate change engagement. Lewis is also a faculty affiliate in the China Energy Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Lewis’ new book, Cooperating for the Climate: Learning from International Partnerships in China’s Clean Energy Sector was recently released by MIT Press. She is also the author of the award-winning book Green Innovation in China and was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. Lewis has worked for a number of governmental and non-governmental organizations including the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, the Asia Society and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and has been a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the East-West Center.

Joanna Lewis holds master’s and doctorate degrees in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from Duke University.