Betsy Hartmann

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Dr. Betsy Hartmann "is the director of the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. A long-standing activist in the international women’s health movement, she writes and speaks frequently on international population, development, environment and security issues in activist, academic and policy venues. She is the author of Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control (Boston: South End Press, 1995) and co-author with James Boyce of A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village (London: Zed Books; San Francisco: Food First; and Delhi, India: Oxford University Press India, 1983). She is a co-editor of the anthology Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties (Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, November 2005), and co-author with Joni Seager of Mainstreaming Gender in Environmental Assessment and Early Warning: Conceptual Challenges and Opportunities (United Nations Environment Program, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, 2005). Her recent research interests include analyzing the parallels between neo-Malthusian environmental security and climate change discourses and the problematic ways they reinforce fear-based stereotypes of migrants and poor people in the Global South. Betsy Hartmann is also the author of two political thrillers, The Truth about Fire (New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002), and Deadly Election (White River Press, forthcoming 2008)." [1]

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  1. Betsy Hartmann, Global Environmental Change and Human Security, accessed December 11, 2007.
  2. International Advisers, OneWorld, accessed January 29, 2008.