Dr. Tom Deligiannis

Dr Tom Deligiannis is a Lecturer in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario where his specialty is qualitative research on environmental change and violent conflict.

Tom received his PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. He has an MA in International Relations History from the University of Toronto, and a BA in History/Political Studies from the University of Guelph.

Since 2010, he has taught in the Global Studies program at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Peace Studies Program at McMaster University, Hamilton. Between 2008 to 2017, he was also a part-time faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Western University.

From 2005-2007, he was resident assistant professor at the UN mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, in the Department of Environment, Peace and Security. In 2006-07, he was the project director of UPEACE’s Climate Change and Adaptation project. Between 2008 to 2010, he was an adjunct professor at UPEACE. He is also a fellow of the Institute for Environmental Security in The Hague, and a member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Academy.

As listed in his faculty profile Dr Deligiannis’ publications include:

2013: Tom Deligiannis, “The Evolution of Qualitative Environment-Conflict Research: Moving Toward Consensus,” in Rita Floyd and Richard Matthews (eds.), Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues (New York: Routledge).

2012: Tom Deligiannis, “The Evolution of Environment-Conflict Research: Toward a Livelihood Framework,” Global Environmental Politics, 12(1), February.

2010: Tom Deligiannis, “The Evolution of Environment-Conflict Research,” in Matthew A. Schnurr and Larry A. Swatuk eds., Critical Environmental Security: Rethinking the Links Between Natural Resources and Political Violence, New Issues in Security #5 (Dalhousie University: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies) [Read More].

2008: Thomas Homer-Dixon & Tom Deligiannis, “Environmental Scarcities and Civil Violence: Perspective of the Toronto Group,” Ch. 20 in Hans Günter Brauch, John Grin, Czeslaw Mesjasz, Pal Dunay, Navnita Chadha Behera, Béchir Chourou, Ursula Oswald Spring, P. H. Liotta, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Eds. Globalisation and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualising Security in the 21st Century (Berlin – Heidelberg – New York – Hong Kong – London – Milan – Paris – Tokyo: Springer-Verlag).

2001: Daniel M. Schwartz, Tom Deligiannis, and Thomas Homer-Dixon. “The Environment and Violent Conflict.” in Paul F. Diehl and Nils Petter Gleditsch eds. Environmental Conflict. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

2000: Daniel M. Schwartz, Tom Deligiannis, and Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, “The Environment and Violent Conflict: A Response to Gleditsch’s Critique and Some Suggestions for Future Research,” Environmental Change & Security Project Report, Issue 6 (Summer): 77-94.

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