Cullen S. Hendrix

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Cullen S. Hendrix, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is associate professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. At the Korbel School, he directs the Environment, Food and Conflict (ENFOCO) Lab, which leverages collaborations between physical and social scientists and policymakers to produce scholarship and analysis on issues at the intersection of the environment, food security, and conflict. His publications on the relationships between international markets, natural resources, and conflict, as well as the economic and security implications of climate change, have appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, Global Environmental Change, The Review of International Organizations, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Conflict Management and Peace Science, among others. He is coauthor of Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance (2014).

He has consulted for the US Department of Defense, Food and Agriculture Organization, Political Instability Task Force, and World Food Programme, among others. His research on climate and environmental security issues has been supported by the National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems program and the US Department of Defense Minerva Initiative. He was a predoctoral fellow at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He holds a PhD and MA from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a fellow of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and a BA from Kalamazoo College.