Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy

Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs

Office: B.256

Phone: 089/ 907793 - 220



Prof. Miranda Schreurs (PhD University of Michigan) is Chair of Climate and Environmental Policy at the Bavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University of Munich. She investigates environmental movements, green politics, and climate policy making both comparatively and internationally. She has lived and researched in Europe, the United States and Asia. She also specializes on the politics surrounding the disposal of highly radioactive waste. In 2011, Prof. Schreurs was appointed by Chancellor Angela Merkel as a member of the Ethics Committee for a Secure Energy Supply. In 2016, she was appointed by the German Bundestag as a member of a committee established to bring citizens’ voices and ensure greater transparency in the search for a disposal site for highly radioactive waste. She was a member of the German Council on the Environment (2008-2016) and served both as Vice Chair and Chair of the European Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainable Development. She was a Fulbright Fellow to Japan and Germany and spent three years studying at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She also worked as a professor of comparative politics at the University of Maryland. From 2007 to 2016 she was Director of the Environmental Policy Research Center and Professor of Comparative Policy at the Free University of Berlin.

Key Publications

Schreurs, MA, Suckow, J: "Bringing Transparency and Voice into the Search for a Deep Geological Repository: Nuclear Waste Governance in Germany and the Role of the National Civil Society Board - Nationales Begleitgremium (NBG)" in Achim Brunnengräber, Maria Rosaria Di Nucci, eds. Conflicts, Participation and Acceptability in Nuclear Waste Governance An International Comparison Volume III, 2019, 293-310.

Brunnengräber A, Di Nucci, MR, Isidoro Losada, AM, Mez L, Schreurs, MA: Nuclear Waste Governance: An International Comparison. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015.

Schreurs MA: “Orchestrating a Low-Carbon Energy Revolution Without Nuclear: Germany’s Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis”. Theoretical Inquiries in Law. 2013; 14(1): 83-104.

Schreurs, MA, VanDeveer, S, Selin, H: Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives. Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2009.

Schreurs MA, Yves Tiberghien: “Multi-level Reinforcement: Explaining EU Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation”. Global Environmental Politics. 2007; 7(4): 9-46.


Sackler Fellowship for Eminent Scholars, Tel Aviv University (2016-2017)

Fulbright New Century Program Distinguished Scholar Leader (2009-2010)

University of Maryland System Regents’ Award for Inter-University System Collaboration on Teaching (2005)

Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, Environmental Studies Section, International Studies Association, Honorable Mention for Environmental Politics in Japan, Germany, and the United States, Cambridge University Press (2004)

SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellowship on International Peace and Security in a Changing World (1992-1994)