Stokes, Leah

Leah Stokes
Ph.D., Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning


Prof. Lawrence Susskind

Leah is working on science-policy issues related to negotiations of the global mercury convention. She is developing the new Mercury Game with Prof. Susskind and Prof. Noelle Selin. The game is a negotiation simulation developed to teach people about the role of science in international environmental policy making. It was officially launched in July 2011 at a demonstration in Halifax, Canada, as part of the International Conference of Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Players included mercury scientists and staff from national environmental agencies; students and faculty from a number of American and Canadian universities were also in attendance. Following the game, Leah presented game-related research at the "United Nations Environment Programme Global Mercury Partnership" special session.

See news item: Mercury Game Released

Education + Credentials
B.S., University of Toronto, Trinity College, Psychology and East Asian Studies, 2007
M.S., Columbia University, Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy, 2009

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Selin, N.E., L.C. Stokes and L. Susskind (2017). WIREs Climate Change, 8(3): e455
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Stokes, L.C., A. Giang and N.E. Selin (2016). Global Environmental Politics, 16(4): 12-31 [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Giang, A., L.C. Stokes, D.G. Streets, E.S. Corbitt and N.E. Selin (2015). Environmental Science & Technology, online first (doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00074) [PDF]
Joint Program Report
Stokes, L.C. and N.E. Selin (2014). Joint Program Report Series Report 255, 14 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Stokes, L.C. and N.E. Selin (2014). Journal of Environmental Studies & Sciences, 6(3): 597-605 [PDF]

News + Media

Recent Event
MIT News | 
Feb 12, 2013