Richard Kyle Paisley
Richard Kyle Paisley is the Director of the Global Transboundary International Waters Governance Research Initiative and Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Richard’s academic background includes degrees in biochemistry, natural resource management, law and international law from UBC, the University of Washington, Pepperdine University School of Law and the London School of Economics. His current research, teaching, graduate supervision and advisory interests include global transboundary international waters governance, international water and energy law, global transboundary international waters governance, international business transactions, environmental conflict resolution, cross cultural communication and experiential learning. He has directed a wide range of conferences, workshops, capacity building exercises, negotiations and research projects, published extensively and been an advisor, trainer and special counsel on these subjects to various governments, international agencies, universities, international law firms, non governmental organizations and aboriginal groups. His outside interests include downhill and cross country skiing, cycling, backpacking, kayaking, swimming and coaching his daughters’ soccer teams.