Cullen Hendrix

Cullen HendrixDr. 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.


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