University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Saleem Ali

Saleem Ali Fellow

PhD, Environmental Planning, MIT

MA, Environmental Studies, Yale University

BS, Chemistry/Environmental Studies, Tufts University


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Saleem Ali's research focuses on the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts and how ecological factors can promote peace. Currently he is serving as the Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland, Australia where he is also affiliated with the Rotary Peace Studies Centre. Much of his empirical research has focused on environmental conflicts in the mineral sector. The latest Tiffany-funded project pertains to the Sustainability of Pearl Farming in small-island states. Saleem is involved in numerous nonprofit organizations to promote environmental peace-building and serves on the board of The DMZ Forum for Peace and Nature Conservation, the International Peace Park Expeditions in the United States, and serves on the board of governors for LEAD-Pakistan. He is also on the adjunct faculty of Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and the visiting faculty for the United Nations mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica). His most recent book is titled Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future (Yale University Press, 2009). The World Economic Forum chose Saleem as a "Young Global Leader" in 2011. He has also been selected by the National Geographic Society as an "emerging explorer" and was profiled in "Forbes magazine" in September, 2009 as "The Alchemist."

AT UVM: Saleem is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Founding Director of the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security.


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Saleem's research interests focus on environmental health perception in mining areas and social responsibility in the mining sector

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