Jeffrey Stark

Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability


Jeffrey Stark

Jeffrey Stark is Director of Research and Studies at the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability (FESS). From 1996 to 2003, he was the Director of Research and Studies at the North-South Center of the University of Miami, where he also was editor of the North-South Agenda Papers. At FESS, he has led environmental security assessments in Uganda (2005), the Dominican Republic (2006), the Philippines (2007), and Ethiopia (2009), as well as project activities in Sierra Leone (2006-09). In 2010-2011, he has conducted a series of training workshops on environmental security in Rwanda for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Since 2007, Mr. Stark also has been a visiting professor at the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica. He is co-editor of Fault Lines of Democracy in Post-Transition Latin America (North- South Center Press), winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Book award (1999), and editor of The Challenge of Change in Latin America and the Caribbean (North-South Center Press, 2001). Recently, he has written on challenges of climate security in the developing world, including “Climate Change, Adaptation, and Conflict” (USAID, October 2009) and “Climate Change and Conflict in Uganda: The Cattle Corridor and Karamoja” (USAID, February 2011). He has just completed field research on climate security in Ethiopia, and he will be conducting field research on climate change and water security in Peru in the fall of 2011.