Dr. Cullen Hendrix is Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. At Korbel, he directs the Environment, Food and Conflict (ENFOCO) Lab at the School’s Sié Center. He is also Co-Director of the Geographic Information Systems Center at Lake Victoria, Uganda, and Co-Director of the Social Conflict Analysis Database, a project cataloging micro-data on social conflict in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Latin America.
Dr. Hendrix has published widely on the topics of contentious politics, the environment and conflict, food security, and human rights. His recent book, with co-author Marcus Noland, Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance (PIIE, 2014), addresses political and economic development in natural-resource dependent economies. Hendrix’s work also appears in a number of top journals, including the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, Civil Wars, Political Geography, and Global Environmental Change, and a wide variety of policy-oriented publications. His research has been supported by grants from the Department of Defense Minerva Initiative and the National Science Foundation.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Hendrix has consulted for the Department of Defense, the FAO, the Human Security Report Project, and the World Food Programme, among other international agencies.
Posts by Cullen Hendrix
- Lost Job—Will Travel: Trade-Related Job Losses and Military Recruitment, January 8, 2018.
- Conflict and Contagions: Disease Burden and Civil War, October 9, 2018.
- All Stick, No Carrots: The Shortsighted Geopolitics of the Iran Sanctions, August 21, 2018.
- What We Talk About When We Talk About Status: The Economic Anxiety vs. Status Loss Debate, June 5, 2018.
- The Sophomore Curse: Sampling Bias and the Future of Climate-Conflict Research, March 6, 2018.
- Was the End of the Cold War the Beginning of the Oil Curse?, Cullen Hendrix, January 16, 2018.
- Searching for Silver Linings from 2017, Cullen Hendrix, January 2, 2018.
- Charismatic Megafauna in Conflict Studies or Why WWII is the Giant Panda of the Conflict Security Field, Cullen Hendrix, November 21, 2017.
- Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War, Cullen Hendrix, September 19, 2017.
- US-Mexico Relations and the Security Stakes of NAFTA Renegotiation, July 18, 2017.
- What Will Changed, What Will Change, and What Likely Won’t, April 25, 2017.
- What Wars Do We Know About?, February 7, 2017.
- Trump and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective, November 29, 2016.
- Rough Patches on the Silk Road? The Geopolitics of the Belt and Road Initiative, October 4, 2016.
- Shit Happens: When Equilibrium Theories Meet Non-Equilibrium Outcomes, July 19, 2016.
- Symposium: Oil and International Politics, May 3, 2016.
- Why Engagement Can’t Wait—Walt on Tenure and Bridging the Gap, February 23, 2016.
- Does Emergency Food Assistance Prolong Conflict?, November 24, 2015.
- The Problem with the Problem of Bridging the Gap, September 22, 2015.
- Does Democracy Constrain Rulers or Pacify Dissidents?, July 21, 2015.
- Extractive Industries in Violent Contexts: A Conversation with Luke Danielson, May 19, 2015.
- Where is the Muslim Gandhi?, April 14, 2015.