Author Biography

Melisa Perut is a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine where she is also a Pedagogical Fellow at the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation and a researcher at the China, Environment and Trade Lab. Her research focuses on the nexus of environmental political economy and environmental science. Previously, Melisa was an Environmental Fellow at Yale University’s School of the Environment. She actively contributes to capacity-building initiatives aimed at empowering grassroots movements working towards environmental justice. Melisa holds an MSc in Geography from King’s College London.

Etel Solingen is Distinguished Professor and the Thomas and Elizabeth Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She was president of the International Studies Association and the recipient of the National Academy of Sciences William and Katherine Estes Award, Richard Holbrooke Prize at the American Academy in Berlin, Susan Strange Professorship at the London School of Economics, American Political Science Association’s Best Book Award, Jervis and Schroeder book award, MacArthur Foundation Peace and International Cooperation award, and Distinguished Scholar award in International Security. Her publications include Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East, Regional Orders at Century's Dawn, Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation, Industrial Policy, Technology, and International Bargaining, Scientists and the State: Domestic Structures and the International Context (ed), Comparative Regionalism and Geopolitics, Supply Chains and International Relations of East Asia (ed).



Subject Area Keywords

Conflict studies, Globalization and global change, Global trends and risks, International relations, International security, Military affairs, National power, National security, Regional conflict, Peace studies, Security studies, War studies