Former Team Members

Aaron Leopold

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Environmental Politics

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Aaron Leopold

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • The political economy of biofuels and bioenergy
  • Trade and the environment

Curriculum Vitae

since 10/2008

Thematic Expert on Energy and Transport, Team Leader, Writer. Earth Negotiations Bulletin, International Institute for Sustainable Development. Winnipeg, Canada.

04/2008 - 08/2008

Economics instructor. University of Kassel. Kassel, Germany.

11/2007 - 12/2010

Scholarship holder and doctoral candidate: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig and University of Kassel, Germany.

09/2006 - 10/2007

Research associate and economics instructor in the Department of Development Economics and Agricultural Policy, University of Kassel. Kassel, Germany.

09/2004 - 9/2006

Cum Laude masters in Global Political. University of Kassel, Germany.

since 2003

Member of the Phi Alpha Theta and the Phi Beta Kappa honor societies for excellence in the social sciences.

09/2001 - 05/2002

Paralegal certification in New York State. University at Buffalo, New York, USA.

09/1999 - 06/2003

Cum Laude bachelors. University at Buffalo, New York, USA. Triple concentration in:
- Legal Studies (Environmental law/US legal system),
- History (conflict studies),
- Political Science (European politics).


Leopold, Aaron (forthcoming). “Revisiting the (Ab)Use of a Dwindling Resource: governing water in Hyderabad, India.” New Research in Global Political Economy Working Paper Series. University of Kassel Press. Kassel, Germany.

Leopold, A. and Aguilar, S. (forthcoming in March 2010) “Brazil.” in E. Morgera, K. Kulovesi and A. Gobena (2010) Case Studies on Bioenergy Policy and Law: Options for Sustainability. FAO Legislative Study, FAO Rome.

Scherrer, Christoph et al. (2009) “An Analysis Of The Relative Effectiveness Of Social And Environmental Norms In Free Trade Agreements“ Study carried out for DG External Policies of the European Union.

Leopold, Aaron (2006). “Citizen Engagement in Hyderabad’s District of Tarnaka.” Bundesnetzwerk Bürgerschaftliches Engagement newsletter. No. 20, 06/10/2006.