Dr. Tom Deligiannis is a Lecturer in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. His research focuses on the peace and conflict implications of human pressure on the natural environment, particularly qualitative research linking 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. Dr. Deligiannis is an affiliated researcher with the Cascade Institute, a fellow of the Institute for Environmental Security in The Hague, a member of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change, and a member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Academy. Dr. Deligiannis is also the book review editor for the new Sage journal, Environment & Security.