Experts

  • Sandeep Bathala was a senior program associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative from 2011-2015.She led the planning, development, and implementation of seminars, workshops, and conferences, focusing on health, environment, livelihoods, population, and security issues as well as the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health se...
  • Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute and Research Associate, Columbia University Business School’s Center for Decision Sciences
    Ruth Greenspan Bell is Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Research Associate, Center for Decision Sciences, Columbia Business School and Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute.  With a long-standing focus on the governance issues inherent in managing greenhouse gas emissions, domestically and internationally, she is co-leader (with Elke...
  • Director, Global Political Demography Program, The Stimson Center
    Richard Cincotta is a demographer whose research has focused on the demographic transition’s influences on political, institutional, and environmental conditions. He is the director of the Global Political Demography Program at the Stimson Center, and (most notably) has served as Director of Social Science and Demographic Programs in the National Intelligence Council’s Long Range Analy...
  • Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Ohio University; Former ECSP Director
    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 Mont...
  • Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Wilson Center Fellow
    Jack A. Goldstone (PhD. Harvard) is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.  He is also Director of the International Research Laboratory on Political Demography at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.  He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (winne...
  • Lauren Herzer is a program associate in the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center.She leads the planning, development, and implementation of seminars, workshops, and conferences focusing on climate change, natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding as well as programming for ECSP’s work on health, environment, livelihoods, population, and security.Prior to the Wi...
  • Former Senior Vice-President, American Electronics Association, Washington, DC.
    William Krist is currently a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For the past three years, he has been working on a book on U.S. trade policy including its impact on economic development, the environment, U.S. foreign policy, and employment here in the United States His book, Globalization and America’s Trade Agreements, was published in 2013 by Woo...
  • Independent Journalist
    Ms. Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she was the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage reporters and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological change impacts international newsgathe...
  • Freelance Journalist
    As an independent journalist for the last 15 years, Palmer has reported almost exclusively on climate change, the environment, and business sustainability since 2008. Her work has appeared in publications such as Slate Magazine, Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, Yale E360, The Yale Forum, Scientific American, and The New York Times, among many others. She is a professional member of the So...
  • Meaghan Parker has served as the Senior Writer/Editor for the Environmental Change and Security Program. She is the editor of the ECSP Report, a series of policy briefs, the founding editor of the New Security Beat, a daily blog, and the supervising editor of the “Healthy People, Healthy Planet” documentary series, all of which focus on the connections among environmental, he...

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