latest book - coauthored with MIT Professor Larry
Susskind, (Oxford University Press, 2015)
"The potent mix of politics and science creates the perfect storm of controversy and conflict. Given the importance of global environmental issues, the need to bridge these areas is critical. In Environmental Diplomacy, Susskind and Ali draw on their considerable experience and add the missing element — consensus building to the mix to provide proven strategies to overcome obstacles and help create durable multilateral agreements."
Johnston S. Barkat, United Nations Ombudsman and Asst. Secretary General
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But like the mariners of the sea we chart our course by them"
Saleem H. Ali is Adjunct
Professor of Environmental Studies at UVM. For ten years he was
on the faculty of UVM (2002-12) as Professor of Environmental Studies at UVM's
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the
founding Director of UVM's Institute
for Environmental Diplomacy and Security.
is currently the Director of
the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the
University of Queensland (UQ), Australia and also
Professor of Politics and International Studies at UQ where he
is also affiliated with the Rotary
Peace Studies Centre. He has also served 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 the second edition of Environmental
Diplomacy ( with Lawrence Susskind, Oxford
University Press, 2015) and the edited volume Diplomacy
on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the
Arctic and Antarctic ((with his doctoral advisee and faculty member at US
Coast Guard Academy, Rebecca Pincus, Yale University
Press, January, 2015)
his other works, is the
popular book Treasures
a Sustainable Future (Yale University Press); the
acclaimed comparative case-based research book
Mining, the Environment and Indigenous Development Conflicts.
Volumes where he has served as editor include Earth
and Corporate Social Responsibility (edited with Ciaran
O'Fairchellaegh) and the widely acclaimed volume Peace
Press, September, 2007), which has received
cover endorsements from environmental scientists E.O. Wilson,
George Schaller and UNEP executive director Achim Steiner,
and a foreword by IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefevre.
Prior to embarking on an academic career, Dr. Ali
worked as an environmental health and safety professional at General Electric (based
at GE headquarters in
He is also a professional mediator and has conducted
workshops on consensus-building for private and public
interests, as well as peer review of research publications for
the World Bank, the International Institute for Sustainable
Woodrow Wilson Center, the Journal
of Environmental Management, the Journal
of Environmental Planning and Management, the Natural
Resources Forum and Yale
Research appointments include a visiting fellowship at the Brookings Institution's research center in Doha, Qatar; a Public Policy Fellowship at Griffith University in Brisbane,
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I also moderate a listserv on ecological mineral management called "Ecominerals" which aims to provide free information exchange related to responsible management of mineral resources and currently has around 1000 members.
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