Thomas Homer-Dixon

Thomas Homer-Dixon holds the CIGI Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and is a Professor in the Centre for Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo. From 2009-2014, he served as the Founding Director of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation. Over the course of his career, Professor Homer-Dixon has been the recipient of over $1.5 million in grants. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Carleton University and Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Homer-Dixon is known for his work on environmental scarcities and violent conflicts.

Representative Publications

Homer-Dixon, Thomas, et al. “Synchronous Failure: The Emerging Causal Architecture of Global Crisis.” Ecology and Society 20.3 (2015).

Mock, Steven, and Thomas Homer-Dixon. The Ideological Conflict Project: Theoretical and Methodological Foundations. Center for International Governance Innovation, 2015.

Homer-Dixon, Thomas, et al. “A Complex Systems Approach to the Study of Ideology: Cognitive-affective Structures and the Dynamics of Belief Systems.” Journal of Social and Political Psychology 1.1 (2013): 337-363.

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