Geoffrey D. Dabelko

Director, Environmental Change and Security Program,
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Geoffrey D. Dabelko is Director of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP), a fourteen year-old nonpartisan policy forum on environment, population, health, and security issues at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. He also serves as coordinator of the Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative and is 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. Mr. Dabelko’s current research focuses on environmental pathways to confidence-building and peacemaking, with a special emphasis on managing transboundary fresh water resources. Mr. Dabelko is principal investigator for ECSP’s “Navigating Peace: Forging New Water Partnerships” Initiative. Mr. Dabelko is co-editor with Ken Conca of Green Planet Blues: Environmental Politics from Stockholm to Johannesburg and Environmental Peacemaking. Geoff is a member of the UN Environment Programme’s Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict 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, and a member of the advisory board of Screenscope, Inc., and its PBS “Journey to Planet Earth” television series initiative. Mr. Dabelko received a doctorate in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University.