Stephen Stec

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Stephen Stec first taught business law at CEU in 1992 and returned in 1998 as an adjunct in ENVSCI. He is a lawyer and his areas of research are the intersection of humanitarian law and sustainable development, environment and security, and corporate accountability.  For over 20 years he has done fieldwork and research with international organizations in Europe, Central Asia, Africa and China, including UNEP, UNDP, OSCE, OECD, UNECE, the European Commission, EBRD, REC and CEELI.  He participated in the negotiation of the Aarhus Convention and other MEAs and contributed to environmental peacebuilding efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in the Sava River Basin. From 2006-08 he served on the Managing Board of the ENVSEC initiative ( He is a fellow of the Institute for East European Law and Russian Studies at Leiden University (NL), a member of the World Justice Forum, IUCN CEL, and ICEL and serves on the editorial board of the European Energy and Environmental Law Review. In 2007 Mr. Stec was a co-recipient of the Rule of Law Award.

Visiting Scholar, Middlebury College, 2009

Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2011

Adjunct Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2013

Visiting Professor, Ocean University of China, 2014-15

Visiting Associate Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Law and Politics, 2016

Global Visiting Scholar, University of Dundee, Institute for Social Sciences Research, 2019



J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
B.A., The Johns Hopkins University

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