Kristin Dawkins

Kristin Dawkins is a leading expert on the politics of biotechnology and was the Vice-President for International Programs at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy  in Minneapolis. Her own work has focused on food security, environment policy and intellectual property rights. She travels widely, representing the Institute at a broad range of international negotiations and conferences.

In 1991, Kristin Dawkins came to IATP from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, where she was senior writer for their international publication Consensus. From 1973 to 1989, she worked in community development and related public policy in Philadelphia.

Kristin Dawkins has a Master's degree in City Planning, specializing in International Environmental Negotiation, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kristin Dawkins has published numerous articles in journals from the United States, France, Britain, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Malaysia, South Africa, and elsewhere. She is the author of Gene Wars: The Politics of Biotechnology.

Focus: Agriculture, Cities, Environment, Trade, United States, Americas


Food security, Environmental policy, Intellectual property rights, Biotechnology

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2009

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