Publications

Navigating Peace: Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

A series of policy briefs examines how water can contribute to cooperation between states, while addressing water's role in conflict within states. The briefs offer policy recommendations for using water resources management to head off conflict and to support sustainable peace among countries. All briefs are available in French, and two are available in Portuguese.

ECSP Report 11

Bringing together a diverse group of authors – from Nepal to Norway, from the university to the military – the 11th edition of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report explores how powerful underlying forces may engender war – or lay a foundation for peace.

ECSP Report 10

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the 10th edition of the newly redesigned ECSP Report asked top thinkers to identify the next steps for environment, population, and security. The only forum dedicated to showcasing environmental security, it also features papers commissioned for the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, and a special report on population, development, and environment in Ethiopia.

ECSP Report 9

Jane Goodall kicks off the 9th edition of the ECSP Report with her assessment of population and environment connections in Africa. The diverse collection of articles also features commentaries on global poverty and U.S. national security.

ECSP Report 8

What should have happened at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development? And, given the Summit's decidedly mixed results, what should happen next? The 2002 issue of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report features 19 commentaries by experts worldwide on the most important issues for Johannesburg and beyond.

ECSP Report 7

ECSP's 7th annual Report explores the connection between conflict and hunger, and looks at environmental stress and human security in Northern Pakistan. This issue also includes commentaries on the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2015 report; and a special forum addressing the question: Is there a population implosion?

ECSP Report 6

The 2000 issue of the ECSP Report features Richard E. Benedick on human population and environmental stress in the 21st century, and Okechukwu Ibeanu on environmental management in Nigeria's Niger Delta. Additional commentaries address environment, population, and conflict; and trade and the environment.

ECSP Report 5

The 1999 issue of the ECSP Report includes features on population, urbanization, environment, and security; agriculture and conflict; and environmental change, security, and social conflicts in the Brazilian Amazon. This issue also includes a look at the University of Michigan Population Fellows Program.

ECSP Report 4

The ECSP Report 4 includes pieces on the role of environmental degradation in population displacement; U.S. population policy since the Cairo conference; and a synthesis of the connection between environmental transformation and conflict. The issue also explores forest plunder in Southeast Asia, and the U.S.-China relationship over environment.

ECSP Report 3

The 1997 issue of the ECSP's annual report frames environment in terms of the U.S. security debate, explores ecological security and demographic change; and includes a commentary on human population prospects.

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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Benjamin Dills // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • John Thon Majok // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko // Senior Advisor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Ruth Greenspan Bell // Public Policy Scholar
  • William Krist // Senior Policy Scholar
  • Louise Lief // Public Policy Scholar
  • John W. Sewell // Senior Scholar