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

2nd International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding – 2/1-2/4/22

February 1-4, 2022 Hosted by the Environmental Peacebuilding Association® (EnPAx™) The Environmental Peacebuilding Association® (EnPAx™) and the Graduate Institute of International and […]

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Book chapter on the relationship between climate change, conflict, and public health

In his recent edited volume, the Routledge Handbook on Environmental Security, Blum Center Director Richard Matthew contributed to a chapter titled “Climate Change, Public […]

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New book chapter on preparing for natural disasters in conflict zones

Blum Center Faculty Director Richard Matthew and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Brett Sanders recently published a new book chapter on […]

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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.