Thomas Homer-Dixon holds a University Research Chair in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, and is Director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University, British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in international relations, defense and arms control policy, and conflict theory. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Scientific American, the Washington Post, The New York Times, Financial Times, and the Globe and Mail.
He is the author of the Governor-General’s Literary Award-winning national bestseller The Ingenuity Gap as well as the National Business Book Award-winning The Upside of Down.