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

Book chapter: Integrating climate change adaptation into peacebuilding

In his recent edited volume, the Routledge Handbook on Environmental Security, Blum Center Director Richard Matthew wrote a chapter on why it is critical […]

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New Book: Routledge Handbook on Environmental Security

Blum Center Director Richard Matthew recently released an edited book, the Routledge Handbook on Environmental Security, along with co-editors Evgenia Nizkorodov, Crystal Murphy, Kristen A. Goodrich, […]

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Environmental peacebuilding: The third wave of research and practice

The third wave of research and practice in the field of Environmental Peacebuilding is emerging – multidisciplinary in its methods and far […]

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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.