Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University & Woodrow Wilson Center
Geoff Dabelko is Professor and Associate Dean in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University and is senior advisor to the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center. From 1997-2012, Geoff served as ECSP director, working with policymakers, practitioners, and scholars grappling with the complex connections among environment, climate, development, conflict, and security. His current research focuses on environmental peacebuilding and the conflict potential of climate change mitigation and adaptation. He was a Lead Author of the "Human Security" chapter in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment and is a member of the UN Environment Programme's Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. He co-edited with Ken Conca Environmental Peacemaking and Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics.
Adam Day is the Director of Programmes at the UN University Centre for Policy Research. Prior to UNU, he served for a decade in UN peace operations, including in Darfur, the Middle East, and as the Senior Political Advisor to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He currently oversees research programming on conflict prevention, peace operations, climate-security, and rule of law. He is the lead author of Conflict Prevention in an Era of Climate Change: Adapting the UN to Climate-Security Risks, and co-author of What can the UN Security Council do on Climate and Security? Adam is an adjunct associate professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He holds Masters degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Brown University, a juris doctorate from UC Berkeley School of Law, and a PhD from King’s College London.