• Five College Professor of Peace & World Security Studies at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith Colleges & University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Expert on international peace & security affairs, global resource politics, and contemporary conflict

Dr. Michael Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies (a joint appointment at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He has written widely on U.S. military policy, international peace and security affairs, the global arms trade, and global resource politics. He is the author of fourteen books, including: Resource Wars (2001); Blood and Oil (2004); Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet (2008); and The Race for What’s Left (2012). He is a writer, teacher, and public speaker who studies issues of war and peace, resource competition, and international affairs and teaches courses on resource politics, contemporary conflict, and world affairs.  He is the defense correspondent for The Nation and has written for Current History, Foreign Affairs, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, the New York Times, Scientific American, and Technology Review. He received a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a PhD. from the Graduate School of the Union Institute.

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