Maxine Burkett is a professor of law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her research interests include the relationship between public policy and climate change and she has presented her work on areas of climate law at forums in the United States, West Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. At the Wilson Center Burkett spearheaded a research project that focused on the international effects of climate change on more vulnerable communities, namely those within small island states.
Burkett served as the inaugural Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy from 2009 to 2012. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Global Greengrants Fund’s Board of Directors as well as a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform.
Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Areas of Expertise: Climate Change, Environmental Policy, Environmental Law, Weather Patterns in Island Nations
Location: Honolulu, HI
Phone: (808) 956-2865 (o) | (808) 478-2146 (c)