Paul G. Harris has been teaching university courses in environmental studies, political science and international relations for over two decades. He has supervised the research of Master’s and Ph.D. students (meet one here) in international and environmental politics. He has worked with academic teams to develop a number of  undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.

Butterfly“My pedagogical philosophy is to do more than teach the subject at hand. I also strive to enhance my students’ analytical skills and to help them develop a stronger sense of social responsibility and global citizenship. With the proliferation of information technologies, it’s more important than ever to help students learn how to identify what’s most important — and why.” Paul G. Harris

EdU_logo_colourProfessor Harris teaches courses in degree programs offered by the Department of Social Sciences and the Department of Science and Environmental Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. Most of his undergraduate teaching is in three programs: the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Global and Environmental Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Education for Sustainability and the General Education Program.

SSC logo-colorIn the 2018-19 academic year, Professor Harris is scheduled to teach “The Politics of Climate Change” (SSC3187) and “Environmental Ethics and Philosophy” (SSC4186). Students interested in his courses are welcome to get in touch with questions. Professor Harris also welcomes queries from potential doctoral candidates with similar research interests. Application information for the doctoral program is available from the Graduate School.

Scroll down this page for a list of many of the university courses that Professor Harris has taught (and where).


  • Animal Rights (Education University of Hong Kong)
  • Asian International Relations (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Causes and Prevention of War (Brandeis University with Seyom Brown)
  • Climate Justice (Lingnan University)
  • Comparative Environmental Politics and Policy (Lingnan University)
  • Diplomacy (UCK, Norwich University), post-grad level
  • Environmental Change, Sustainability and Society (Education University of Hong Kong)Wind Turbine (USGS)
  • Environmental Psychology and Values (Lingnan University)
  • Environmental Studies/Selected Issues in Environmental Studies (Lingnan University)
  • Environmental Change and Foreign Policy in Asia Pacific (Lingnan University Selected Issues in the Asian Pacific Region)
  • Environment and Development (Oxford University), post-grad tutorials
  • Environment and Society in Hong Kong (Lingnan University)
  • Ethics and International Affairs (London Guildhall University, Lingnan University Selected Issues in International Political and Legal Affairs)
  • Ethics and International Relations (UCK), post-grad course
  • Global and Environmental Justice and Rights (Education University of Hong Kong)
  • Global Environmental Governance/Global Environmental Politics (Lingnan University, Education University of Hong Kong)
  • Globalization and Justice (Education University of Hong Kong)
  • International Economics (Norwich University), post-grad course
  • International Law (Norwich University), post-grad course
  • International Organization and Regimes (Lingnan University)
  • International Politics and Law (Education University of Hong Kong)
  • International Relations/International Politics introductory courses (Education University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, London Guildhall University, Brandeis University and Harvard University with Seyom Brown, University of New Hampshire)0202795~medium
  • International Relations Theory (London Guildhall University, Norwich University [post-grad course])
  • Politics/Introduction to Political Science (London Guildhall University, Lingnan University)
  • Politics of Climate Change (Education University of Hong Kong)
  • Trade and International Relations of the Asia Pacific (Lingnan University)
  • United Nations Organization (UCK), post-grad course
  • U.S. Foreign Policy (University of New Hampshire, London Guildhall University, Lingnan University)
  • World Ethics and Climate Change (Education University of Hong Kong)
  • World Politics (University of New Hampshire)
  • Lectures in additional undergraduate EdUHK courses, e.g., Hong Kong History and Culture, Honors Project methods course, Perspectives on Citizenship, etc.
  • Lecturing in EdUHK doctoral courses, e.g., Conceptualizing Research, Development of Research Proposals, Thesis Preparation, etc.

©2018 Paul G. Harris. All rights reserved. Photo credits (top to bottom): USGS, PGH, EdUHK, EdUHK SSC, USGS, NASA