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Julia Teebken

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PhD June 2020

Freie Universität Berlin

Vulnerability locked in. Explaining local climate adaptation deficits in China and the United States. (Comittee: Miranda Schreurs, Genia Kostka, Sven Chojnacki, Christian Lammert)

Address
Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik
Freie Universität Berlin
Ihnestraße 22
Raum 3.11
14195 Berlin

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Email
J.Teebken[at]fu-berlin.de

Julia Teebken has been a PhD Candidate at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) since October 2015. Her research focuses on climate and social vulnerability in China and the United States (U.S.). In this context, Julia has been analyzing the social barriers to proactive climate adaptation responses that seek to provide for and/or improve human resilience to climate change impacts such as urban flooding and extreme heat events. Through a comparative lens, Julia has been investigating the similarities and differences with regard to local adaptation challenges and opportunities in China and the U.S. Julia is currently in the final phase of data collection, transcription and will soon enter the final writing phase in her last GEAS year. 


Education:

M.A. Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs, American University, Washington DC (May 2015)

B.A. China Studies, Minor: Political Science, Free University Berlin (December 2012)

Honors

  • Fulbright Scholarship for PhDs (2017-2018)
  • Carnegie Council Ethics Fellow for the Future (05/2015 – 05/2016)
  • Harold J. and Ruth Pearson Book Prize: Award for excellent work in philosophy / recognition of a high graduating GPA (3/2015)
  • Winner of the Charles O. and Margaret Lerche Travel Grant in order to pursue field research on hybrid conflict transformation and related human rights issues in Myanmar (05/2014 – 06/2014)

Research Interests:

Climate Ethics, Comparative Climate Politics, Environmental and Climate Justice, International Climate Negotiations, Institutional Change, Political Philosophy, International Peace and Conflict Transformation


Field Research Mobility Phase
:

  • April-August 2018:

Visiting Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE)
Georgetown University
3700 O St NW
Washington DC, 20057
United States 

  • January - April 2017 / June-November 2017:

Visiting researcher at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU)
School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Huashan Rd. 1954, Huaihai Middle Rd. Entrance
上海交通大学国际与公共事务学院
华山路1954靠近淮海中路

  • April-May 2017:

Visiting Scholar with the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative (VHC) and the Feminism and Legal Theory Project (FLT)
Emory University
Gambrell Hall 1301 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30322-2270

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • (co-authored) Teebken, Julia et al. “Environmental Management Climate research priorities for policy-makers, practitioners, and scientists in Georgia, USA”. Environmental Management, pp 1–20, May 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-018-1051-4.


Reviewed articles in policy reports


Reviewed blog publications


Presentations at workshops, conferences and symposia

Date

Event Title

Presentation Topic

Wales
08/2018 (upcoming)

CfP for RGS-IBG Annual Conference:
“Critical Spaces of Disaster Governance: adaptation politics and avenues to transformation”

No Rest for the Wicked (Policy Challenges)

Shanghai
04/2018

Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Shanghai Institute for International Studies Joint Workshop: "Global Climate Politics and China’s Role”

Barriers to proactive climate adaptation in light of human resilience

Berlin
02/2018

Freie Universität Berlin Workshop: "Trends of Global Climate Politics and China’s Role”

Adaptation in China – A comparative analysis

Berlin
06/2017

Freie Universität Berlin Expert Workshop: “Headlines are not the main story: a contrarian view on economic reform under Xi Jinping”

Climate adaptation and vulnerable populations - local governance approaches in China and the U.S.

Fort Collins 04/2017

Colorado State University Symposium: “Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Anthropocene Symposium”

A comparison of social vulnerability and local governmental responses in Jinhua county (Zhejiang province) and metro Atlanta (Georgia state)

Atlanta
04/2017

Human Condition Initiative Workshop: A Workshop on The Environment and Vulnerability: “The Anthropocene in the Time of Trump”

The “weak” vulnerable subject? Comparing local Chinese and U.S. approaches to human vulnerability and climate adaptation

London
11/2016

Dahrendorf Forum-LSE IDEAS Special Report event: "Transatlantic Relations After the Election: Next Generation Perspectives”
Event podcast available online.

Transatlantic Relations After the Election - The Trump Climate Freakout?

Oxford
05/2016

China’s Health, Environment and Welfare (CHEW) Annual Conference at the University of Oxford: "Visible and Invisible Challenges Transformations in Contemporary China”

Social Vulnerability and Governmental Responsibility - The Sichuan 2008 Earthquake in Perspective

New York
10/2015

Carnegie Council’s Global Ethics Fellows Fifth Annual Conference: “An Ethical Dialogue between Asia and the West: Philosophical Traditions, Moral Contentions, and the Future of US-Asia Relations”

No One's Century or Everyone's Opportunity?

New York
04/2015

Natural Resources Defense Council: “Understanding and communicating the groundswell of climate actions”

Climate Commitment Platforms – A Critical Analysis of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020


Invited talks / lectures

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), School of International and Public Affairs Summer School: “Research Colloquium Methods Workshop”, (Shanghai, 11/2017)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), School of International and Public Affairs Summer School: “China's Policy on Climate Change, Energy and Environment”, held lecture on: Adaptation in an authoritarian fashion?, (Shanghai, 07/2017)


In the news

(In English)

(Chinese video with English subtitles)

  • Zhejiang Television, International Channel (11/22/2017): Overseas students in Jinhua ancient village (3) – A German student from Shanghai Jiaotong University: how to respond to urban-rural differences? (海外学子走进金华古村落(三)——上海交大的德国女同学,怎么看城乡差异?), available at: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/x8Ykbq_nj0MxKKg3k8ta1A

(Only in Chinese)