- BAHons (Poli Sci) / 80
Thomas (Tad) Homer-Dixon is one of the world’s leading authorities on environmental security and social adaptation to complex stress. The findings of his groundbreaking research have been widely used by top security and foreign policy agencies in Canada and the United States, including the U.S. State Department, the CIA, and the National Security Council.
Prior to joining the Balsillie School of International Affairs in 2008, Homer-Dixon was Director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Toronto and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.
Homer-Dixon has received the University of Toronto’s Northrop Frye teaching award, the Governor General’s award for non-fiction for his best-seller, The Ingenuity Gap and the 2000 Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize from the American Political Science Association for Environment, Scarcity, and Violence. His writings have appeared in leading scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.
Tad received his BA in political science from Carleton University and his PhD in international relations and defense and arms control policy at MIT.