Armin Rosencranz is a lawyer and political scientist. He has a PhD, JD and MA from Stanford University, and an AB from Princeton University. He founded Pacific Environment, an international environmental NGO that he led for nine years.
He taught energy and climate for many years at Stanford with his late colleague Steve Schneider, with whom he co-edited two books on climate change policy. He received three teaching awards at Stanford and is a former Stanford trustee and former student body president.
He has been an Indianist for more than 30 years, and has taught at four Indian law schools. His co-authored book, Environmental Law and Policy in India, is the standard book on the subject in India. He has received five Fulbright awards, including two to India.