Authors’ Biographical Information

Paul Bellamy, MA

Paul Bellamy is a Research Services Analyst in the New Zealand public sector and has published numerous research papers in this role. He is a former political science lecturer at the University of Canterbury and guest lecturer, and he has undertaken work for Jane’s International, Transparency International, and the International​ Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Outside of his public sector role he has published primarily in the area of international relations and security. This has included co-leading international studies of security and democracies. Paul is also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Human Security and the editorial committee of the New Zealand International Review.  Please note that the views he has expressed in his chapter are his alone and not necessarily those of his employer. [Read Paul Bellamy’s work in Chapter 5.]

Klaus Bosselmann, PhD

Klaus Bosselmann is Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law. He is chair of various international professional bodies including the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law Ethics Specialist Group and the Global Ecological Integrity Group. Professor Bosselmann has been an advisor to UNEP, IUCN, the EU and the New Zealand and German governments on legal issues related to hazardous substances, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development. He has authored or edited 25 books in the area of international environmental law, domestic environmental law and sustainability approaches to law-making and global governance. [Read Klaus Bosselmann’s work in Chapter 16.]

Malcolm Brown, PhD

Malcolm Brown retired as a senior lecturer in social science at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia, having previously worked in the UK, France and NZ. He grew up in the small tourist town of Pitlochry in the Scottish Highlands and earned his doctorate at the University of Glasgow. His research has focused on the sociological study of religion, racism and Islamophobia. His current interests include field studies in personal development and metaphysics. [Read Malcolm Brown’s work in Chapter 4.]

Chris Buse, MA. PhD

Chris Buse is a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2021) with the Centre for Environmental Assessment Research at the University of British Columbia. Chris’ interdisciplinary research program focuses on understanding and responding to the health impacts of environmental change (e.g. climate change; resource development). Chris was the inaugural Project Lead (2015-2018) for the Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium–a research and outreach initiative at the University of Northern British Columbia seeking to understand the cumulative environmental, community and health impacts associated with resource development. Chris received his PhD in 2015 from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Alberta. Contact: [Read Chris Buse’s work in Chapter 17.]

Kevin P. Clements, PhD

Emeritus Professor Clements is Director  of the Toda  Peace Institute ,Tokyo, Japan. He was Chair and Foundation Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 2008 to 2017 . He was also Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association. He has  held positions in numerous international organisations and renowned research institutions around the world. His unflagging commitment to world peace and non-violent conflict resolution has inspired junior academics in the many locations where he has worked. Contact:  [Read Kevin Clement’s work in Chapter 8.]

Donald Charles Cole, MH. MD. PhD

Donald C. Cole is a public, occupational, and environmental health physician, with a masters’ in health research methods, and post-doctoral studies in ecosystem approaches to health.  During over thirty-five years of practice (clinical and population-related), research and policy work in Canada and lower and middle-income countries, he has emphasized multi-stakeholder action research processes to change socio-ecological conditions to improve physical and mental health.  He mentors, conducts research, and provides service as a consultant and emeritus professor of the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. [Read Donald Cole’s work in Chapter 17.]

Thomas F. Ditzler, MA. MD. PhD

Thomas Ditzler is Director of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at Tripler Army Medical Center and training advisor and member of the adjunct faculty at the Center of Excellence, University of Hawai’i. He has completed many humanitarian aid training missions around the world, and consults frequently on disaster mental health. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Human Security, and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. [Read Thomas Ditzler’s work in Chapter 2.]

Richard Gehrmann, PhD

Richard Gehrmann is senior lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland where he teaches history and international relations. He is a graduate of The University of Cambridge (UK), the University of New England, the University of Southern Queensland and Deakin University. His research interests cover war and society, international relations, military and human geography, ethnic identity and cultural history. He recently co-published Communication, Interpreting and Language in Wartime with Amanda Laugesen. [Read Richard Gehrmann’s work in Chapter 4.]

Kathryn A. Gwiazdon, JD. Esq.

Kathryn Gwiazdon is Executive Director, Center for Environmental Ethics and Law, a member of the Steering Committee of the Ecological Law and Governance Association, and Deputy Chair, Ethics Specialist Group, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. In 2016 she founded the Center for Environmental Ethics and Law to serve as the permanent home, and advance the work of, the Biosphere Ethics Initiative. To this end, she organizes and leads on-the-ground meetings of local and global experts (called Relatos); provides presentations and presence at international gatherings, including Conferences of the Parties for international treaties; and develops scholarly research on comparative law, ethics, corruption, and human and environmental rights. The work focuses on real-world practice, and sharing those stories of success and failure on the global scale, to build solidarity to advance the conservation and flourishing of life. Kathryn has taught courses at the J.D. and LLM-level, has worked in more than 15 countries, and serves on several Boards and Steering Committees that advance new frameworks in law, ecological law, climate change justice, ecological integrity, and public health. Her most recent research and publications explore environmental ethics and democracy, state non-action, social justice, and human, national, and global security. [Read Kathryn Gwiazdon’s work in Chapter 20.]

Patricia R. Hastings, MD.

Colonel Hastings has had a commitment to Emergency Medical Services since her graduation as an EMT and registered nurse in 1976.  She entered the Army in 1983 after completing medical school and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine.  During a break in Army service she served as the Medical Director for the State of Arizona Office of EMS she helped develop the state’s trauma system and EMS for Children programs.  Most of her initiatives focused on educational programs for enhanced scopes of practice and medical control for pre-hospital personnel that had to function is a state with significant time and treatment issues due to its expanse and terrain.  COL Hastings served as Medical Director for the Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, a World Health Organization Collaborative Center for Civil-Military operations where she again promoted global EMS initiatives and consulted on operations with agencies and governments in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe to improve pre-hospital response and austere medical care.  Colonel Hastings believes her best assignments were working with Combat Medics and getting 39,000 certified as EMTs for their basic certification.  The NREMT was an important supporting partner in this effort over 7 years, from 2002-2008.  An enduring legacy is a relationship between NREMT and the US Army that remains and sustains the skills and credentialing of the “68Whiskey”, Combat Medic.  She is currently the Deputy Assistant Surgeon General (Force Projection) and continues to advocate for Combat Medics and advanced skills training for pre-hospital personnel. [Read Patricia Hastings’ work in Chapter 2.]

Ronnie Hawkins, MD. PhD

Ronnie Hawkins has degrees in zoology (BS), medicine (MD) and philosophy (PhD), and taught for many years at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where her courses included Ethics, Bioethics, Philosophy of Science, Environmental Philosophy, and Existentialism. In her research, she has explored intersectional issues stemming from the attitude of own-group supremacy as it leads to other-group domination, where both humans and nonhumans may be seen as exploited others; later work has led to the possibility that a remedial move might target the reductionism and use-orientation characterizing global industrial capitalism’s cognitive style through the enhancement of alternative neural pathways. She considers human security to be coextensive with the integrity of the Biosphere, and believes that human life needs to be seen within the context of all other life that has evolved on this planet; an existential perspective must deal with the possible impending nonexistence of our human species, as well as with our human role in extinguishing the existence of so many of our co-evolutionary partners. Currently she is retired and living in Costa Rica with her husband, and can be contacted through ResearchGate. [Read Ronnie Hawkins’ work in Chapter 11 and Chapter 12.]

Anna Hayes, PhD

Anna Hayes is a senior lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the East Asia Security Centre, a collaborative enterprise between Bond University, China Foreign Affairs University and the University of New Haven. Anna specialises in non-traditional threats to security, with a particular focus on the People’s Republic of China. Her research examines the ongoing human insecurity of the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, including Xinjiang’s position within China’s Eurasian pivot as part of its Belt and Road Initiative. She has also published on Australia’s use of the terminology of Indo-Pacific post-Federation, and how the Indo-Pacific concept has long undergirded Australia’s regional and strategic outlook, including its Two Ocean Naval strategy. Anna is currently examining Australian responses to China’s island-building activities and subsequent militarisation of the South China Sea and its increasing engagement with neighbouring Pacific Island states. Anna recently co-edited: Inside Xinjiang: Space, place and power in China’s Muslim Far Northwest (Routledge, 2016) with Associate Professor Michael Clarke from the Australian National University. [Read Anna Hayes’ work in Chapter 7.]

Christopher LaMonica, MA. PhD

Christopher LaMonica received his PhD in Political Science at Boston University, a Masters in International Development at Harvard University, and a BA in Economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Prior to pursuing an academic career, Dr LaMonica worked in ocean freight shipping in the US and the UK (for two years), and international development (OECD/Paris; USAID/Lusaka, Zambia; HIID, Cambridge, MA) (for six years).  He was a university lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand (five years) and is now a tenured Professor of Government at the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he has been teaching since 2009.  He specializes in African area studies. [Read Christopher LaMonica’s work in Chapter 14.]

Sabina W. Lautensach, MA. PhD

Sabina Lautensach serves on several university faculties lecturing in global political economy, human security and development studies. She is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Security

As director of the Human Security Institute she coordinates collaborations with colleagues worldwide. Her research interests include cultural anthropology, biofield healthcare and community-based justice regimes. She and Alex co-edited the first university graduate level textbook in human security, Human Security in World Affairs: Problems and Opportunities (1st edition, Caesarpress, 2013). [Read Sabina Lautensach’s work in Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 15 and Chapter 21.]

Alexander K. Lautensach, MSc. MScT. PhD,

Alex Lautensach is associate professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada where he trains teachers. His background includes biology, environmental science, bioethics, and education. He taught at universities in Europe, NZ and Canada. In 2010 he published Environmental Ethics for the Future: Rethinking Education to Achieve Sustainability (Lambert Academic Publ.). His current research focuses on human ecology, cross-cultural education, and environmental ethics. His work in human security centers on health-related and environmental aspects, as well as cultural safety. His latest book, Survival How? Education, Crisis, Diachronicity and the Transition to a Sustainable Future, will appear in 2020 (Schoeningh/Brill). [Read Alexander Lautensach’s work in Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 15 and Chapter 21.]

Samantha Maesel

Samantha Maesel is a graduate candidate and teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. She was a recipient of three Foreign Policy Association Certificates from 2014-2017 and is a three-time veteran of the university’s Diplomacy Program, which received two Distinguished Delegation awards, and one Outstanding, during New York City and Washington DC’s National Model United Nations Competitions (2016, 2018). Contact details: as for Prof. Morton. [Read Samantha Maesel’s work in Chapter 18.]

Jeffrey S. Morton, MA. PhD

Jeffrey Morton is Professor of International Law in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University and Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association. He is the author of three books and numerous journal articles that address a range of international law and world politics topics. In 2012, Professor Morton was the recipient of the Foreign Policy Association Medal. The Medal is awarded annual to leading members of the foreign policy establishment. Dr Morton received his Master of Arts from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

Contact details: Director, Leon Charney Diplomacy Program; Foreign Policy Association Fellow; Professor, Department of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. [Read Jeffrey Morton’s work in Chapter 18.]

Margot W. Parkes, MBChB. MAS. PhD

Margot Parkes is a Professor at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia. Margot works with others – across sectors, disciplines and cultural contexts – to enhance understanding of land, water and living systems (ecosystems) as foundational for health and well-being. Margot grew up and completed her medical training in New Zealand, prior to work and training in public health, human ecology and ecohealth in Europe, the Americas and the Oceania region. Margot’s research and international collaborations include integrative, partnered and Indigenous-informed approaches, with an emphasis on ecohealth, and ecosystem approaches to health. Ongoing themes include the cumulative health, environment and community impacts of land and water governance, and on watersheds and catchments as settings for intersectoral action to improve health. Margot’s work continues to be informed by Indigenous knowledge and leadership across Oceania and the Americas, where she is engaged with a range of research, education and capacity-strengthening initiates that foster next-generation approaches to learning and collaboration to address complex health and sustainability concerns. [Read Margo Parkes’ work in Chapter 17.]

Richard Plate, PhD

Richard Plate’s research focuses on how people think and learn about complex environmental systems. this work is based on two assumptions: that managing natural resources sustainably will require a shift in how we view ourselves and our relationship to the environmental systems that support us; and that failure to make such changes now will place unnecessary hardships on future generations. The content for this work has included waste management in the Fiji Islands, coastal development and fisheries in the Turks and Caicos Islands, forest management in the southeastern United States, and community adaptations to climate change. He is currently the lead faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Central Florida. [Read Richard Plate’s work in Chapter 10.]

Donald Spady, MD. MSc. FRCP(C)

Don Spady is a retired paediatrician and former member of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Alberta and is now an Adjunct Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University. His current interests include environmental health, environmental ethics, ecological integrity, climate change and resource depletion and how these will affect human health, especially public health and health care delivery. He was a co-editor of the Canadian Public Health Association document Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health. He chairs the Medical Advisory Board of the University of Alberta Children’s Environmental Health Clinic. Dr. Spady is a member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and also represents the Canadian Pediatric Society on the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Chemicals Management Program of Health Canada/Environment & Climate Change Canada. He can be reached at:  [Read Donald Spady’s work in Chapter 3.]

Hennie Strydom, PhD

Hennie Strydom was born in 1956 in South Africa and studied law and philosophy and later specialised in Public International Law. He currently holds the Chair for Public International Law at the University of Johannesburg. His research has focused on general principles of Public International Law, Humanitarian Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, and Regional Peace and Security. He is the co-editor of the African Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law and serves on the editorial board of the South African Yearbook on International Law. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Scholar and has undertaken numerous research visits to the Max Planck Institute for Public International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He is currently the President of the South African Branch of the International Law Association. [Read Hennie Strydom’s work in Chapter 6.]

Cherry Tsoi, MSc.

Cherry Tsoi holds a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Lund University. She works in the international non-profit sector on progressive advocacy campaigns, and has both studied the climate justice movement and worked within it for five years. In 2015, Cherry was awarded the Right Livelihood College Grant to conduct field work with on the democratizing power of the Fossil Free social movement in American politics. Her field work led to an intense interest and belief in the power of social movements to deliver real change in a world governed by profit. In 2018, Cherry’s brief stint in urban planning led to the development of a framework for equitable city energy planning, presented at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study. Her extensive academic and professional research into climate justice theory is evident in her publications on the issues and concerns connecting climate change and racial and economic inequality. Today, Cherry campaigns with a global network of progressive advocacy organizations to improve societies upon the core of values of a healthy environment, just society, open democracy, and fair economy.  [Read Cherry Tsoi’s work in Chapter 9.]

Franke Wilmer, PhD

Franke Wilmer has been on the faculty at Montana State University for 28 years and a Full Professor since 2001. She also currently serves as Department Head of Political Science.  She teaches International Relations, International Human Rights, International Relations theory, International Law and the Politics of War and Peace.  She has published numerous articles, book chapters and three books on related issues including the political activism and rights of Indigenous peoples and the role of identity in the political violence in former 1990s Yugoslavia.  Her most recent book, a textbook is Human Rights in International Relations: An Introduction (Lynne Rienner 2015). Her current research is on the role of empathic engagement in challenging conflict narratives in the case of Israel and Palestine, traveling to Israel and Palestine (the West Bank) four times since 2016. Franke also served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2007-2013 and prior to that, as Chair of the Montana Human Rights Commission. [Read Franke Wilmer’s work in Chapter 19.]

John Wilson, MA. PhD

John Wilson is a research analyst for the Parliamentary Library, Wellington. He received his Master of Arts and PhD in Political Studies from the University of Auckland. From 2001 to 2015 he was a visiting lecturer in the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, where he taught in the areas of globalisation, political economy, and public policy. His research interests include the impact of global environmental and resource constraints on the domestic economy and how these are likely to affect inter-state relations. His publications include chapters on Iran and Saudi Arabia in Karl DeRouen Jr. and Paul Bellamy, eds., International Security and the United States (2008). [Read John Wilson’s work in Chapter 13.]


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