Speaker - Thomas Homer-Dixon

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Thomas Homer-Dixon is Director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia and received his B.A. in political science from Carleton University in 1980 and his Ph.D. from MIT in international relations and defense and arms control policy in 1989. He then moved to the University of Toronto to lead several research projects studying the links between environmental stress and violence in developing countries. Recently, his research has focused on threats to global security in the 21st century and on how societies adapt to complex economic, ecological, and technological change. His books include "The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization" (Knopf, Island Press, 2006), "The Ingenuity Gap" (Knopf, 2000), which won the 2001 Governor General's Non-fiction Award, and "Environment, Scarcity, and Violence" (Princeton University Press, 1999), which won the Caldwell Prize of the American Political Science Association.

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Leveraging Catastrophe for Positive Change

11.09.06 | 01:01:24 min | 0 comments