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Concordia University; Montreal, Canada (2020–)

University of Oxford; Oxford, United Kingdom (2019/2020)


University of Oxford; Oxford, United Kingdom (2015–2019)

    • DPhil, International Relations (completed in May 2019)

    • Dissertation title: "Participation and cooperation in climate governance"

    • Supervisor: Professor Duncan Snidal

    • Joint graduate studentship (scholarship) in Politics and International Relations from the Department of Politics and International Relations and Christ Church (full fees and living expenses)

    • QStep graduate scholar, departmental writing up award, Christ Church (college) maintenance grant, Christ Church (college) travel grant, departmental travel grant

    • MPhil, International Relations, 2015

University of British Columbia; Vancouver, Canada (2008–2013)

    • BA (Honours), Political Science and International Relations, 2013

    • Goel Prize in Political Science, Dean’s List, Trek Excellence Scholarship, President’s Entrance Scholarship

    • Full-year undergraduate exchange at Sciences Po Paris (2010/11)

Refereed journal publications

    • Rowan, Sam S. (2021) "Does institutional proliferation undermine cooperation? Theory and evidence from climate change." International Studies Quarterly

    • Rowan, Sam S. (2019) "Pitfalls in comparing Paris pledges." Climatic Change, vol. 155, no. 4, p. 455-467.

Working papers

    • "Analyzing international organizations: How the concepts we use affect the answers we get." (with Charles Roger) Invited to revise and resubmit.

    • "The new terrain of global governance: Mapping membership and fragmentation across international organizations." (with Charles Roger)

    • "Temperature shocks and climate policy."

    • "Climate protests and legislators' behaviour" (with Christopher Barrie and Thomas Fleming)

    • "Rational choice perspectives on international institutions" (with Duncan Snidal), chapter for the Oxford Handbook of International Institutions


    • American Political Science Association (APSA): 2018

    • Environmental Politics and Governance (EPG): 2019, 2020 (online)

    • European Geosciences Union (EGU): 2020

    • International Political Economy Society (IPES): 2017

    • International Studies Association (ISA): 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

    • Political Economy of International Organization (PEIO): 2018, 2019, 2020

    • UN Climate Conference (UNFCCC COP): 2017/COP23


    • International Climate Politics (Concordia): 2020/2021

    • Global Environmental Politics (Concordia): 2020/2021

    • Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences (Oxford): 2017/18, 2018/19