Nancy W. Gleason teaches four courses on international environmental issues at Tufts University within the Political Science Department: (1) Global Environmental Policy; (2) Conflict and Natural Resources; (3) Culture, Politics and the Environment; and (4) International Environmental Negotiations. She earned her PhD in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a focus on sustainable development in September 2011. Ms. Gleason's academic focus is on the cultural and political challenges behind environmental issues, and she continues an active relationship with CIERP at the Fletcher School. Ms. Gleason has a background in both Latin American studies and Middle Eastern politics. She holds a master's of arts from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, a master's of science from the London School of Economics and a bachelor's degree from George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs. Her international work experience includes teaching Business English and Practices at Amideast in Cairo, Egypt. She has also worked for a USAID contractor in preparing development proposals in the areas of natural resources management, conflict resolution and relief and reconstruction. She regularly attends international negotiations relating to forests and climate change. Updates on these negotiations can be found on her Twitter page @NWGleason.