Lei Xie






Shandong University


Lei Xie received her PhD from Wageningen University. She holds a MPhil in Government from the Chinese University of HK and a BA in Politics and Economics (double major) from Peking University. Before joining Shandong University, she lectured in Politics at University of Exeter as Assistant Professor. Lei leads China Water Governance Program at Institute of Governance, SDU, member of Universities Partnership for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy (UPWCD), which is based at University of Geveva. Lei has been invited to lecture in UNEP organized capacity building course on climate change related water issues to diplomats. Lei Xie's research focuses on global environmental governance and transnational environmental movement with particular interest on the international cooperation of transbondary river basins. She has developed inter-disciplinary research on subjects of politics, international relations as well as geography and environmental management. Her interests in area studies of India and Kazakhstan as well as China studies. She is author of Environmental Activism in China (Routledge, 2009); and China’s International Transboundary Rivers: Politics, Security and Diplomacy of Shared Water Resources (with Shaofeng, Jia, Routledge 2017). She has also published a number of peer reviewed articles. More information can be found via