Thomas Homer-Dixon



Below you’ll find transcripts of some interesting interviews and conversations I’ve had over the last few years. You’ll also find some replies to critics of my research.


April 3, 2013
Interview on CBC Radio’s As It Happens discussing “The Tar Sands Disaster.” Listen to the Interview.

May 1, 2012
Interview in the Bulletin of  the Atomic Scientists onExploring the Climate ‘Mindscape’.”
Read the interview.

March 1, 2011
Interview on Radio Ecoshock focussing on “Wicked Problems and Solutions.”
Listen to the interview.

February 1, 2011
A CIGI Inside the Issues interview with David Welch on climate change.
View the interview.

September 19, 2010
Interview with Eric Paglia of Think Globally Radio, Stockholm, Sweden, on “Risk, uncertainty, and transformation in a time of crisis.” Listen to the interview.

March 19, 2010
Interview with TVO’s Alan Gregg on the book Carbon Shift. 

March 24, 2009
Interview by Terrence McNally of Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles on The Upside of DownListen to the interview.

February 4, 2009
Interview for KMO C-Realm podcast on “The Growth Imperative.”
Listen to the Interview.

April 30, 2008
Interview on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview on ‘Land Distribution Problems and Conflicts.’  Listen to the interview.

August 27, 2007
Discussion with Jon Faine and Jill Singer for The Conversation Hour on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Melbourne. Listen to the interview.

August 2, 2007
A comment on Alex de Waal’s analysis of the causal relationship between climate change and violence in the Darfur region of the Sudan, with responses from Alex de Waal and others, can be found here. (Alex de Waal is the Director of HIV/AIDS and Social Transformation; Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Programs at the Social Science Research Council in New York.)

January 5, 2007
Interview by Fareed Zakaria on the PBS show Foreign Exchange on The Upside of Down.  Watch the video.

August 25, 2003
Text of a conversation with the Rt. Honourable Paul Martin about the Internet and the revitalization of democracy.

November 30, 2001
Text of  interview conducted by Ted Rutland of the webzine Uncommon Good on the subject of The Ingenuity Gap.


December 12, 2009
Beyond Management: How and Why Kymlicka is Wrong,” a response to Kymlicka, Will, “Panarchy and Dystopia,” (PDF) review of The Upside of Down, Toronto Globe and Mail, November 11, 2006.

January 2, 2009
An exchange with David Victor in The National Interest on the links between resource and environmental stress and violent conflict, 2009.

January 1, 2003
Homer-Dixon, Thomas; Peluso, Nancy, and Watts, Michael, “Exchange on Violent Environments,” in Environmental Change & Security Project Report, Issue 9 (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2003): 89-96.

June 21, 2000
Schwartz, Daniel; Deligiannis, Tom; and Homer-Dixon, Thomas, “The Environment and Violent Conflict: A Response to Gleditsch’s Critique and Suggestions for Future Research,” Environmental Change & Security Project Report, Issue 6 (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center, Summer 2000), pp. 77-93.

December 21, 1995
Homer-Dixon, Thomas and Levy, Marc, “Correspondence,” (PDF) International Security 20, No. 3 (Winter 1995/96): 189-98.

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