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Ian Baird

Ian Baird

Expert on Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Hmong, Southeast Asia, environmental policy, natural resource management, hydroelectric dams, land concessions, political ecology

Assistant professor, geography College of Letters and Science Work: 608-265-0012 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Environmental management and policy
  • Southeast Asian studies, including issues related to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and the Hmong
  • Environment and social impact assessment


  • Board member, Center for Laos Studies
  • President, Global Association for People and the Environment