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Geoff-Dabelko

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Geoff Dabelko is professor and associate dean at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He teaches and conducts applied research on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding; global environmental politics; climate change and security; and environmental leadership. He currently focuses on the conflict and peacebuilding potential of climate change responses and co-directs an annual environmental peacebuilding study abroad program in the Balkans. From 1997 to 2012, he served as director of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP), a nonpartisan policy forum on environment, population, and security issues at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. He now serves as a senior advisor to ECSP. Dabelko has directed grants from a range of international and national organizations such as the UN Environment Programme, UN Foundation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He was principal investigator for USAID-funded efforts including the Health, Environment, Livelihoods, Population, and Security (HELPS) Project, and the Resources for Peace Project. Dabelko is co-editor of Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Peacemaking (2002). He was lead author for the fifth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II, Chapter 12 on human security released in 2014. Dabelko holds a doctorate in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Duke University.