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Cullen Hendrix

Cullen Hendrix
Senior Research Advisor

Dr. Cullen Hendrix (@cullenhendrix) is Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Senior Research Advisor at the Center for Climate & Security. Recently, Dr. Hendrix was a Specially Appointed Research Professor at Hiroshima University in Japan, where he is a researcher with the Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS). Prior to joining PIIE full-time, he was Professor of International Studies at the Korbel School, University of Denver.

His 30+ peer-reviewed articles on the relationships between international markets, natural resources, and conflict, as well as the economic and security implications of climate change, have appeared in journals ranging from NatureNature Climate ChangeBiological ReviewsEcology and SocietyMarine Policy, and Global Environmental Change to the British Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Conflict ResolutionPolitical Geography, and Journal of Peace Research. He is coauthor, with Marcus Noland, of Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance (2014).

Hendrix has authored reports published by or consulted for organizations including the Asian Development Bank, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the National Intelligence Council, Oxfam America, USAID, and the World Food Programme, among others. His published commentaries have appeared in Foreign PolicyBarron’sWar on the Rocks, and the Washington Post, and his perspective has informed reporting for the New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalBloomberg, and National Public Radio. He was a contributing author to the 2022 IPCC report, for which he assessed the implications of climate change for threats to peace and human mobility.

His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems program, the US Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, 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.

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