Dr. Erika Weinthal Wins Women Peacebuilders for Water Award

Friday, September 29, 2017

We congratulate Dr. Erika Weinthal, Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, on winning a Women Peacebuilders for Water Award from the Fondazione Milano per Expo 2015 "for her pioneering scholarship on global environmental politics and governance, particularly her focus on the role water resources can play in post-conflict peacebuilding." We are fortunate to count Dr. Weinthal as one of our FHI collaborators and colleagues. She was a co-director of our FHI BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab, she is on the DHRC@FHI Faculty Board, and she is co-convening the Humanities Futures working group on Israel/Palestine.

Dr. Weinthal's most recent publication, "Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars," co-written with Jeannie L Sowers and Neda Zawahri, looks at warfare, civilian infrastructure, human welfare, and ecosystem health. 

Dr. Weinthal is also the author of State Making and Environmental Cooperation: Linking Domestic Politics and International Politics in Central Asia (MIT Press 2002), which received the 2003 Chadwick Alger Prize and the 2003 Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize. She co-authored Oil is not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States (Cambridge University Press 2010) and co-edited Water and Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Shoring Up Peace (Routledge/Earthscan Press, 2014). She is a member of the United National Environment Programme’s Expert Group on Conflict and Peacebuilding, and an editor at Global Environmental Politics.

For more, see Weinthal Receives “Women Peacebuilders for Water” Award.