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University of Vermont
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Environmental Studies Program
153 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Dr. Ali is also on the adjunct faculty of Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. For the 2007-2008 academic years, he also served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. For the 2008-2009 academic year, Dr. Ali was on sabbatical working on a book pertaining to mineral resources and the environment: Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future.
His research focuses on the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts and how ecological factors can promote peace. He is also on the visiting faculty for the United Nations mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica), where he teaches a course on Indigenous Environment and Development Conflicts. Much of his empirical research has focused on environmental conflicts in the mineral sector and he is the author of Mining, the Environment and Indigenous Development Conflicts (University of Arizona Press, 2004). His most recent edited volume (November 2008) is Earth Matters: Indigenous Peoples, The Extractive Industries and Corporate Social Resposibility (edited with Ciaran O'Fairchellaegh). He is also the editor of Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution (MIT Press, September, 2007).
Dr. Ali is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Taskforce on Transboundary Conservation. He has also been involved in promoting environmental education in madrassahs (Islamic religious schools) and using techniques from environmental planning to study the rise of these institutions in his ethnic homeland -- Pakistan, leading to a book published in January 2009 by Oxford University Press titled Islam and Education: Conflict and Conformity in Pakistan's Madrassahs.
Research appointments include a Public Policy Fellowship at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, a Baker Foundation Research Fellowship at Harvard Business School, and a parliamentary internship at the U.K. House of Commons. Teaching experience includes courses on environmental planning, conflict resolution, industrial ecology, research methods and technical writing.
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
environmental policy and planning, conflict resolution, industrial ecology
Ali, Saleem H. Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. Publication in Fall, 2009.
Ali, Saleem H. Islam and Education: Conflict and Conformity in Pakistan's Madrassahs. Oxford University Press, 2009.
O'faircheallaigh, Ciaran and Saleem H. Ali eds. Earth Matters: Indigenous Relations in the Mining Industry. Sheffield UK: Greenleaf Publications, 2008.
Ali, Saleem H. ed. Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution. Cambridge and London: The MIT Press. 2007. (foreword by Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General IUCN)
Ali, Saleem H. Mining, The Environment and Indigenous Development Conflicts. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2004. (paperback edition being published in fall 2009).