Woodrow Wilson Center’s Geoff Dabelko: AEF highlights need for different course of action on the planet
About Geoff Dabelko
Geoffrey D. Dabelko is director of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP), a nonpartisan policy forum on environment, population, health, and security issues founded in 1994 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
He is also an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Geoff has held prior positions with the Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Policy and served as a lecturer at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. For over two decades, 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 climate change and security, and environmental pathways to confidence-building and peacemaking, with a special emphasis on managing transboundary fresh water resources.
Geoff is co-editor with Ken Conca of Environmental Peacemaking(2002) and Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics (4th edition 2010). He blogs on New Security Beat and is also editor of the annual Environmental Change and Security Program Report. He is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 5th Assessment, Working Group II, Chapter 12 "Human Security."
He is a member of the UN Environment Programme's Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, contributing editor to Environment, 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, and a member of the advisory board of Screenscope, Inc., and its PBS "Journey to Planet Earth" television series initiative. Geoff was principal investigator for ECSP's "Navigating Peace: Forging New Water Partnerships" initiative.
Geoff received a doctorate in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in political science from Duke University. He lives in Greenbelt, Maryland, with his wife and three children.