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Growing up in Trinidad, Edward Miles wanted to move to the United States to be a fighter pilot. Instead, Miles came to the United States in 1959 when he enrolled at Howard University to study history and political science. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. at the University of Denver, studying international relations, sociological theory, and comparative politics. His work in integrating scientific knowledge and research with national and international law has helped researchers and regulators on issues of climate change and pollution. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations and other international and intergovernmental agencies and organizations. In addition to being the Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Marine Studies and Public Affairs at the University of Washington, Seattle, Miles is the senior fellow at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean.
Edward Miles passed away on May 7, 2016.
Last Updated: 09-20-2016
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