Senior Research Advisor
Dr. Cullen Hendrix is Associate Professor at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. At the Korbel School, he directs the Environment, Food and Conflict (ENFOCO) Lab, which leverages collaborations between physical and social scientists and policymakers to produce scholarship and analysis on issues at the intersection of the environment, food security, and conflict. Prior to joining the Korbel School, he held faculty positions at the College of William & Mary and the University of North Texas. Hendrix has published widely on environmental security, including in Biological Reviews, Global Environmental Change, Journal of Peace Research, Political Geography, and Stability, among others. His work on the subject has been widely cited in policy circles, including by the 2014 IPCC Report, the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, and the G7’s A New Climate for Peace. His first co-authored book, Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance, was published in 2014. His research on climate and environmental security issues has been supported by the National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems program and the US Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, and he was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He holds a PhD and MA from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a fellow of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and a BA from Kalamazoo College.