Michael K. Dorsey
Michael K. Dorsey is an Assistant Professor in Dartmouth College's Faculty of Science (Hanover, New Hampshire) in the Environmental Studies Program. He is also director of Dartmouth’s Climate Justice Research Project. Dorsey's scholarship focuses on global environmental governance and sustainability, with an emphasis on climate and biodiversity policy and environmental justice.
Dorsey holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (UM-SNRE). He also holds a Master of Forest Science (M.F.S) from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and an M.A. in Anthropology from The Johns Hopkins University.
Early environmental advocacy
In 1991, Dorsey served as a delegate to the U.S. First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. In 1992, Dorsey served as the youngest NGO representative on the U.S. State Department Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED or the "Earth Summit") in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1993, Dorsey served on the task force for President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.
From 1997-2003, Dorsey served as a director of the Sierra Club. Dorsey is also a founding member of the San Francisco-based Center for Environmental Health and a co-founding director of the Environmental Leadership Program. In addition, Dorsey is co-founder and board member of Islands First, a multilateral negotiating-capacity-building organization for small island developing states facing disproportionate threats from unfolding climate change.
From 2007-2008, Dorsey served on Senator Obama’s energy and environment Presidential campaign team. In 2010, Dorsey was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Committee.
In 1997, in Glasgow, Scotland, Dorsey was a recipient of Rotary International’s highest honor, the Paul Harris Medal for Distinguished Service to Humanity. In 2000 he was nominated for the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World Award. In 2011, Dorsey was presented the Dartmouth College Social Justice Award for "Ongoing Commitment." 
Dorsey's opinions on environmental policy have appeared in a broad range of news outlets, including: The New York Times, Asian Wall Street Journal and the Wall Street Journal Europe, The New Scientist, Institutional Investor Magazine, US News and World Report, CNN International, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), Malaysiakini.com and others.
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- Swarns, Rachel L. (2002-08-30). "U.S. Shows Off Aid Projects At U.N. Development Meeting". The New York Times.