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Cullen Hendrix

Biography

Dr. Cullen Hendrix (@cullenhendrix) is Associate Professor at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Senior Research Advisor at the Center for Climate & Security. 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 and serves as co-director of the PhD program. With Idean Salehyan, he created and maintains the Social Conflict Analysis Database. He is also a regular contributor at Political Violence @ a Glance and a member of the Political Instability Task Force and Africa Board of Experts. He holds research appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and the Colorado School of Mines.

Hendrix has broad interests in contentious politics, the political economy of development, and environmental politics. His articles have been published in journals ranging from Biological Reviews and Global Environmental Change to Journal of Conflict Resolution and Journal of Peace Research, and his work has informed policy documents including the 2014 IPCC Report to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and the G7's A New Climate for Peace report.

His first co-authored book, Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance, was published in 2014. 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. Prior to joining the Korbel School, he held faculty positions at the College of William & Mary and the University of North Texas.  For more information, visit Dr. Hendrix's website>>

 

Highlighted Works

British Journal of Political Science International Interactions Journal of Peace Research CCAPS Briefing 7

When is the Pen Truly Mighty? Regime Type and the Efficacy of Naming and Shaming in Curbing Human Rights Abuse
Cullen Hendrix and Wendy Wong
in British Journal of Political Science (2013)

Social Conflict in Africa: A New Database
Cullen Hendrix et al.
in International Interactions (2012)

Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa
Cullen Hendrix and Idean Saleyhan
in Journal of Peace Research (2012)

Climate Change, Global Food Markets, and Urban Unrest
Cullen Hendrix
CCAPS Brief no. 7 (2013)

Books

Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance. Washington, DC: Peterson Institute for International Economics (with Marcus Noland).

Journal Articles

"Searching for climate–conflict links," Nature Climate Change (2018).


"Cold War Geopolitics and the Making of the Oil Curse," Journal of Global Security Studies 3:1 (2018). 


 "Oil Prices and Interstate Conflict," Conflict Management and Peace Science 34 (6): 575-596 (2017).


 "The Streetlight Effect in Climate Change Research on Africa." Global Environmental Change 43: 137-147 (2017). 


 "A House Divided: Regime Factionalism and Repression in Africa." Journal of Conflict Resolution 61 (8): 1653–1681 (2017). (with Idean Salehyan).


 "A Comment on 'Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War Revisited'." Political Geography 60 (1): 251-252 (2017). 


"No News is Good News? Mark and Recapture for Event Data When Reporting Probabilities are Less than One," with Idean Salehyan, International Interactions 41:2 (2015).

"Global Food Prices, Regime Type, and Protest in the Developing World," with Stephen Haggard, Journal of Peace Research 52:2 (2015).


"Trends and Triggers Redux: Climate Change, Rainfall and Interstate Conflict,” with Colleen Devlin, Political Geography 43 (November 2014).


"Climate Shocks and Political Violence," with Idean Salehyan, Global Environmental Change 28 (September 2014).


"State Capacity and Terrorism: A Two-Dimensional Approach," with Joseph K. Young, Security Studies 23:2 (May 2014).


"Knowing Your Audience: How the Structure of International Relations and Organizational Choices Affect Amnesty International's Advocacy," with Wendy H. Wong, Review of International Organizations 9:1 (March 2014).


"Food Insecurity and Conflict Dynamics: Causal Linkages and Complex Feedbacks," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2:2 (2013).


"When is the Pen Truly Mighty? Regime Type and the Efficacy of Naming and Shaming in Curbing Human Rights Abuses," with Wendy H. Wong, British Journal of Political Science 43:3 (July 2013).


"Social Conflict in Africa: A New Database," with Idean Salehyan, Jesse Hamner, Christina Case, Christopher Linebarger, Emily Stull, and Jennifer Williams, International Interactions 38:4 (2012).


"Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa," with Idean Salehyan, Journal of Peace Research 49:1 (2012).


"Civil Conflict and World Fisheries, 1952-2004," with Sarah M. Glaser, Journal of Peace Research 48:4 (2011).

  • Winner, Nils Petter Gleditsch Journal of Peace Research Article of the Year

"Head for the Hills? Rough Terrain, State Capacity, and Civil War Onset," Civil Wars 13:4 (2011).


"Civil War: Is it All About Disease and Xenophobia? A Comment on Letendre, Fincher & Thornhill," with Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Biological Reviews 87:1 (2011).


"Measuring State Capacity: Theoretical and Empirical Implications for the Study of Civil Conflict," Journal of Peace Research 47:3 (2010).


"Trends and Triggers: Climate, Climate Change, and Civil Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa," with Sarah M. Glaser, Political Geography 26:6 (2007).

Other Publications

"One in 10 Interstate Disputes Are Fishy – And the Implications Stink" New Security Beat (December 2017). 


 "Agriculture in the NAFTA Renegotiation" Peterson Institute for International Economics Policy Brief (June 2017).  


"Kicking a Crude Habit: Diversifying Away from Oil and Gas in the 21st Century" Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper 17-2. (2017)


"When Hunger Strikes: How Food Security Abroad Matters for National Security at Home" The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (2016).


 "Ethnicity, Nonviolent Action, and Lethal Repression in Africa," with Idean Salehyan (working paper, 2015).


"Can Natural Disasters Precipitate Peace?" with Aleksandra Egorova, CCAPS Research Brief No. 22, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2014).


"Trends and Triggers: Climate Change and Interstate Conflict," with Colleen M. Devlin and Brittany Franck, CCAPS Research Brief No. 21, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2013).


"Climate Change, Global Food Markets, and Urban Unrest," CCAPS Research Brief No. 7, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2013).


"Food Insecurity and Conflict Dynamics: Causal Linkages and Complex Feedbacks," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, Background paper for the FAO-WFP High Level Expert Forum on Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises (2012).


"Climate Shocks and Political Violence: Beyond Scarcity, Beyond Africa," with Idean Salehyan, CCAPS Research Brief No. 3, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2012).


"A Population-Centric View of Social, Political, and Economic Indicators of a Fragile State," In National Security Challenges: Insights from Social, Neurobiological, and Complexity Sciences, SMA White Paper, Department of Defense (2012).


"Applying Hubbert Curves and Linearization to Rock Phosphate," Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper 11-18. (2011).


"Markets vs. Malthus: Food Security and Global Economy," Peterson Institute for International Economics Policy Brief 11-12. (2011).


"Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Addressing the Challenges," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, World Food Programme Occasional Papers No. 24 (2011).


"The Brewing Storm? Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa," with Idean Salehyan, CCAPS Policy Brief No. 2, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2011).


"Science and the International Politics of Climate Change," with Idean Salehyan Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations 11, no. 2 (2010).


"Food Insecurity and Conflict: Applying the WDR Framework," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, Background paper for the World Bank's World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development (2010).

Book Chapters

"Zimbabwe," with Idean Salehyan, in Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II, Uk Heo and Karl DeRouen eds., (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC‐CLIO, 2007).