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University of Wisconsin–Madison
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 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