Joanna Lewis

Joanna Lewis
Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 

Faculty Affiliate, China Energy Group, US Department of Energy


Joanna Lewis is associate professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and faculty affiliate in the China Energy Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has worked on energy and climate issues in China for almost two decades and is an adviser to multiple foundations, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Lewis leads Georgetown’s US-China Climate Research Dialogue and US-China Energy and Climate Working Group, as well as a National Science Foundation-funded project, International Partnerships and Technological Leapfrogging in China's Clean Energy Sector. Her recent book, Green Innovation in China was awarded the 2014 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award by the International Studies Association. Her research has appeared in journals such as Science, Energy Policy, Global Environmental Politics, and Nature Energy, as well as in numerous edited volumes on environmental policy and on contemporary Chinese politics.

Lewis was a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Repot, and has worked at Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Asia Society, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the National Wildlife Federation and the Environmental Defense Fund. She has been a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the East-West Center. Lewis holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.