Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

Radoslav Dimitrov

Associate Professor & European Union Delegate to the UN Climate Change Negotiations


Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Telephone: 519.661.2111 ext. 85023
E-mail: rdimitro@uwo.ca
Office: Social Sciences Centre 4219

Research Interests

Professor Dimitrov specializes in global environmental politics, international climate change negotiations, and UN diplomacy. Theoretical work: science and environmental policy, argumentation and persuasion in politics, and norms in world politics. His award-winning work introduced the concept of nonregimes to the field of global governance, through studies on coral reefs policy and global forest negotiations.

Current Research Projects

1. Global Climate Change Negotiations

Dr. Dimitrov participates in UN climate change negotiations as government delegate for the European Union (2009-present) and UN rapporteur (2004-2009). His work documents the history of climate negotiations from behind closed doors and explores the politics of international policymaking.

2. Persuasion in World Politics

When governments negotiate, what do they say to each other? This research project explores the microdynamics of international negotiations. It examines techniques of persuasion in world politics to discover winning political strategies in bargaining.

Selected Publications


Refereed Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Recent Conference Presentations

Invited Talks

Awards and Distinctions