Summary of expertise:
International environmental politics, international security, global health, and the connections linking the environment, health, population, conflict, and security.
Blog/Web site: www.wilsoncenter.org/ecsp
For the past 18 years, he has facilitated dialogue among policymakers, practitioners, journalists, and scholars grappling with complex links among environment, population, development, conflict, and security. His current research focuses on environmental pathways to confidence-building and peacemaking, with a special emphasis on managing transboundary fresh water resources. Geoff is principal investigator for ECSPs Navigating Peace: Forging New Water Partnerships initiative and co-principal investigator for the Environment, Development, and Sustainable Peace initiative, an international effort to bridge the gap between Northern and Southern perspectives.
Environmental Peacemaking, co-editor, Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002
Co-editor of Green Planet Blues: From Stockholm to Johannesburg, Westview Press, 3rd edition, January 2004
Environmental Change and Security Program Report (annual journal), editor
"Managing Water Conflict and Cooperation" with Aaron T. Wolf, Annika Kramer and Alexander Carius, State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security (Norton, 2005): 80-95
"Building Peace Through Environmental Cooperation," with Ken Conca and Alexander Carius, State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security (Norton, 2005): 144-155
"Institutionalizing Responses to Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation," with Alexander Carius in Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation (Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme, 2004): pp 21-33
"The Environmental Factor," The Wilson Quarterly, 23:4 (Autumn, 1999): 14-19
Geoff is a member of the UN Environment Programmes Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, co-vice chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), member of the editorial board of Global Environmental Change, member of the Board, Wilton Park USA Foundation, member of the Board of Experts, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California, Irvine, member of the International Advisory Board, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, and a member of the advisory board of Screenscope, Inc., and its PBS Journey to Planet Earth television series initiative.
Dissertation fellow with the Institute for the Study of World Politics and fellow at the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda
M.A. and Ph.D., Government and Politics, University of Maryland; A.B., Political Science, Duke University
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