Wilson Center Experts
Geoffrey D. Dabelko
Geoffrey D. Dabelko is director of environmental studies at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. He joined the School in August 2012 and was previously director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. He remains a senior advisor to the Environmental Change and Security Program and is also an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
For more than 20 years, he has brought together policymakers, practitioners, journalists, and scholars grappling with complex links among environment, population, development, conflict, and security. His current research focuses on climate change, natural resources, and security as well as environmental pathways to confidence- and peace-building, with a special emphasis on water resources.
Geoff has held prior positions with the Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Policy, and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He currently works on two Wilson Center efforts supported by USAID: the Health, Environment, Livelihoods, Population, and Security (HELPS) Project and the Resources for Peace Project. Geoff is co-editor with Ken Conca of Environmental Peacemaking and Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics (2014). He is an IPCC lead author for the 5th assessment (Working Group II, Chapter 12), and member of the UN Environment Programme’s Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. He holds an AB in political science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland.
- Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Eds. 2010. Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics. (Boulder, CO: Westview).
- Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2009. "Avoid Hyperbole, Oversimplificiation when Climate and Security Meet" Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (August 24).
- Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2009. "Planning for Climate Change: The Security Community's Precautionary Principle" Climatic Change Vol 96 (1): 13.
- Kent Hughes Butts and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2009. "One Way to Boost US-China Military Cooperation" Christian Science Monitor (April 21).
- Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2008. "An Uncommon Peace: Environment, Development, and the Global Security Agenda." Environment Vol. 50 (3): 32-45.
- Karin Bencala and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2008. "Water Wars: Obscuring Opportunities." Journal of International Affairs Vol. 61 (2): 21-33.
- Coleen Vogel, Susanne C. Moser, Roger E. Kasperson, and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2007. "Linking Vulnerability, Adaptation and Resilience Science to Practice: Players, Pathways and Partnerships." Global Environmental Change (17): 349–364.
- Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2005. "Speaking their Language: How to Communicate Better with Policymakers and Opinion Shapers – and Why Academics Should Bother in the First Place" International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics 5:4 (December): 381-386.
- Aaron T. Wolf, Annika Kramer, Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko "Managing Water Conflict and Cooperation", State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security (Norton, 2005): 80-95.
- Ken Conca, Alexander Carius, and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2005. "Building Peace Through Environmental Cooperation," with Ken Conca and Alexander Carius, State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security (Norton): 144-155.
- Alexander Carius and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2004. "Institutionalizing Responses to Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation," Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation (Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme): 21-33.
- Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Eds. 2004. Green Planet Blues: Global Environmental Politics From Stockholm to Johannesburg, 3rd Ed, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press).
- Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Ed. Environmental Change and Security Program Report (annual journal).
- Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 2002. Environmental Peacemaking, (Washington and Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press).
- Geoffrey D. Dabelko. 1999. "The Environmental Factor," The Wilson Quarterly, 23:4 (Autumn,): 14-19.