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Lynn Wagner

Lynn Wagner

Adjunct Lecturer


Lynn M. Wagner is the Senior Director of the Tracking Progress program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), where she oversees projects that seek to increase the accountability of decision making for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support SDG implementation. She began working with IISD in 1994 as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, and she continues to observe and analyze multilateral environmental negotiations with IISD’s flagship publication.

Wagner teaches classes on bargaining and negotiation as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her research and publications focus on the relationship between negotiation processes, outcomes and justice. Her publications include The Role of Issues in Negotiation: Framing, Linking, and Ordering (Negotiation Journal, co-authored, 2021), Justice Matters: Peace Negotiations, Stable Agreements, and Durable Peace (Journal of Conflict Resolution, co-authored, 2017), and The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations (co-edited book, 2012).



  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiation Theory
  • Sustainable Development Governance