Saleem H. Ali joined UD as Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment in September 2016. He is known for his work on environmental conflict resolution.
Professor Ali previously served as Chair in Sustainable Resource Development and professor of sustainability science and policy at University of Queensland in Australia. He also was a professor of environmental studies at the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, and founding director of the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security.
Department of Geography and Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Professor 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 and the extractive industries.
2000 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA: Ph.D. in Environmental Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Dissertation title: "Environmental Resistance and Aboriginal Development: A Comparative Study of Mining Ventures in the United States and Canada." Advisor: Professor Lawrence Susskind. Committee members: Professor Joseph Kalt (Harvard, Kennedy School of Govt.), Professor Paul Carlile (MIT, Sloan School of Management).
1996 - Yale University , New Haven, CT, USA: Masters of Environmental Studies. Focus: Industrial Environmental Management and International Development. Thesis: Water and Diamonds: Resource Scarcity and Environmental Degradation in Southern Africa. Advisor: Professor Daniel Esty
1994 - Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA: Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude. Majors: Chemistry and Environmental Studies