Exchange: Violent Environments

By
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Nancy Peluso, and Michael Watts

Co-edited by Nancy Peluso and Michael Watts, Violent Environments (Cornell University Press, 2001) provided a scathing critique of influential approaches to environmental security as well as an alternative to those approaches based in political ecology. In particular, Peluso, Watts, and their authors targeted the influential neo-Malthusian writings of three figures: journalist Robert Kaplan; Günther Baechler, the leading European researcher of the Environmental Conflicts Project (ENCOP); and Thomas Homer-Dixon of the University of Toronto.

ECSP invited Homer-Dixon, Peluso, and Watts to engage in a dialogue about how Violent Environments characterized Homer-Dixon’s work as well as the future of environmental security research.

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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Benjamin Dills // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
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  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko // Senior Advisor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Ruth Greenspan Bell // Public Policy Scholar
  • William Krist // Senior Policy Scholar
  • Louise Lief // Public Policy Scholar
  • John W. Sewell // Senior Scholar