Dr. Lakshman Guruswamy, who was born in Sri Lanka, is the Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law, and the Director of the Energy-Environmental Security Initiative (EESI), at the School of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder. He is an expert in International Environmental & Energy Law, and a frequent speaker at scholarly meetings in the US and abroad.
Guruswamy is extensively published in scholarly legal and scientific journals, and is the author of five books. His present research and teaching is focused on sustainable energy and its environmental interface. EESI is a law school based interdisciplinary program whose mission is to develop and craft State, U.S. and global responses to the world's energy crisis; and to facilitate the attainment of a global sustainable energy future through the innovative use of laws and policies.
The International Sustainable Energy Assessment (ISEA) is an ambitious ongoing EESI global research project funded by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It is designed first to analyze and later evaluate the impact of all significant international energy agreements in force entered into by the USA, IEA, European Union, China and India. Around 1700 such agreements have been identified.