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Personal profile

Professor Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics and Executive Dean for the School of Life Sciences and Environment at Royal Holloway, and University lead for environmental sustainability. He has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Warsaw Poland. 

He researches in the areas of geopolitics and security, ice studies and the international governance of the Antarctic and the Arctic.

He has published many authored and edited books including Ice: Nature and Culture (Reaktion 2018). His newest books are Border Wars (Penguin 2022) Ice Humanities (Manchester University Press 2022 co-edited with Sverker Sorlin) and a third very short introduction this time on the Arctic with Jamie Woodward (Oxford University Press 2021). 

He has acted as external/visiting examiner for University College London, University College Dublin, the Politics Department's two masters programmes at Birbeck College, London and MPhil Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge. 

He is editor in chief of Territory, Politics and Governance (a journal of Regional Studies Association) for the period 2019-2024. 

Klaus is a former Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society and current trustee of the Regional Studies Association as well as Hon Fellow of British Antarctic Survey. 

He has worked for the UK Parliament as specialist adviser to a House of Lords Select Committe on the Arctic and the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee. And continues to regularly provide testimony/evidence to parliamentary committees as well as advise the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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