University of Vermont

Saleem Ali

Saleem Ali

Professor of Environmental Studies

Phone: 802-656-0173
Office: 307 Bittersweet Building

Areas of Interest

Environmental policy and planning, conflict resolution, industrial ecology

Saleem Ali is 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 at UVM's James Jeffords Center for Policy Research. Currently he is on leave from UVM and 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. He is also on the visiting faculty for the United Nations mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica).Dr. Ali's research focuses on the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts and how ecological factors can promote peace. Much of his empirical research has focused on environmental conflicts in the mineral sector. His most recent book is titled Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future (Yale University Press).


Ph.D., Environmental Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2000
M.E.S., Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University, 1996
B.S., Chemistry, Tufts University (summa cum laude), 1994

Selected Publications

Ali, Saleem H. 2009. Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Ali, Saleem H. 2009. Islam and Education: Conflict and Conformity in Pakistan's Madrassahs. Oxford University Press.

O'faircheallaigh, Ciaran and Saleem H. Ali eds. 2008. Earth Matters: Indigenous Relations in the Mining Industry. Sheffield UK: Greenleaf Publications.

Ali, Saleem H. ed. 2007. Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution. Cambridge and London: The MIT Press. (foreword by Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General IUCN)

Ali, Saleem H. 2004. Mining, The Environment and Indigenous Development Conflicts. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.