John Virdin is director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. His areas of expertise include assisting developing country governments to reform and strengthen governance of their ocean resources and particularly their fisheries.
Prior to coming to Duke in early 2015, he worked at the World Bank, the World Resources Institute, the World Conservation Network, the World Wildlife Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Virdin holds a doctorate in marine policy from the University of Delaware’s School of Marine Policy, a master’s degree in environmental studies from Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wake Forest University.
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