Projects & Partnerships

Environmental Peacebuilding Association

Global association of researchers & practitioners

Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace MOOC

Self-paced course available on edX


Center for Unconventional Security Affairs

Active from 2009-2016

Latest News & Research

New Article on Incorporating Climate Adaptation Plans Into Peacebuilding Initiatives

The International Institute for Sustainable Development published a recent article by Alec Crawford, Anne Hammill, and Blum Center faculty director Richard Matthew […]

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Richard Matthew speaks on panel about climate change and migration

Blum Center faculty director Richard Matthew recently spoke on a panel at the Second International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding. The panel discussion, […]

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New article explores environmental change, displacement and conservation

Blum Center Director Richard Matthew is a co-author on a recent article in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. The […]

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Research Lead


Richard A. Matthew (B.A., McGill; Ph.D., Princeton) is Professor of International and Environmental Politics in the Schools of Social Ecology and Social Science at the University of California at Irvine, and founding Director of the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation.