Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Mark Schapiro

Adjunct Professor

Mark Schapiro has been a journalist for more than twenty years in this country and abroad. He has long been exploring the intersection between the environment, economics and political power, most recently as a correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where he worked as senior correspondent from 2003 to 2012. His work has been published in Harpers, The Atlantic, Yale 360 and other publications, and he worked as a correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine FRONLTINE/World. Awards include Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi, a DuPont, the Society of Environmental Journalists Reporting Award, a National Magazine Award and a Kurt Schork Award for International reporting.

He is currently writing a book The Carbon Hunt (pub date fall 2014) evoking the back-story to our carbon footprints and the global struggles to apply a price to the externalized costs of fossil fuels. His previous book, EXPOSED: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power revealed the health, economic and geo-political implications for the United States of the tightening of environmental standards by the European Union, exploring America’s shifting global role through the fate of toxic chemicals on either side of the Atlantic. 


Non-Fiction Writing, International and Environmental Issues, Climate Change and Economics

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