Susan Biniaz

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Visiting Fellow

Susan Biniaz is a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where she had responsibility for a wide range of international law issues. From 1989 until early 2017, she was the lead lawyer, as well as a negotiator, for all the major climate agreements, including the Paris Agreement. Since leaving the U.S. Government, she has been a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and has taught courses on international environmental law and climate negotiations at the University of Chicago Law School, Columbia Law School, and Yale Law School. She is currently a Senior Fellow and lecturer at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia University.

Expertise: Climate Change, International Law

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