Pia Kohler, Ph.D.


Williams College

Country: United States (Massachusetts)

About Me:

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Williams College (Williamstown, USA). I have a PhD in International Environmental Policy (Cambridge, USA), a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (New Haven, USA), and a BSc in Geography and Environmental Science from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). My research is concerned with the design of science-policy interfaces, notably subsidiary expert committees providing science advice to multilateral environmental agreements (including under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification). I have also conducted research on governance arrangements for the sound management of chemicals and hazardous wastes. 

Research Interests

Environmental Policy

International Law & Organization

Energy And Climate Policy

Science Policy


Environmental Treaties


Uncertainty And Risk

Institutional Design

Regulatory Compliance


Ozone Layer

Persistent Organic Pollutants