Martha Molfetas is currently an Associate Blogger with the Global Policy Journal, a Freelance Researcher, and an honorary Project Manager with IPAC. Martha’s research focuses on the intersection of environmental change, development, and conflict studies. She has spent years working on security, climate, development, and transparency initiatives with Transparency International: UK, the Security and Defence Agenda; and on projects funded by the World Bank and DFID/UKAid. In addition to this, she was a co-founder and Africa Research Director at an environmental and security start-up, and has been a regular contributor to the Hague Institute for Global Justice regarding climate change and security. At IPAC, Martha's work focuses on environmental and human insecurity as it relates to conflicts in Eurasian and African states.
She completed an MSc in Comparative Politics – Conflict Studies at the London School of Economics while traveling throughout Europe and North Africa, including a road trip through the Balkans. Prior to this, Martha completed her bachelors at the University of Central Florida in International Comparative Politics. Both her dissertations focused on the intersection of regional and international politics, hydrocarbon and hydropower development, impacted communities, conflict, and Russia’s near-abroad policies in Former Soviet States.
Martha’s professional work has focused largely on sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the US and Europe, and global governance. Her work particularly focuses on fossil fuel development, conflict minerals, climate policy, resource dynamics, resource governance, security, international law, insurgency and conflict, and international development.
In addition to various reports and consultancies, Martha's work has appeared on PolicyMic, LSE Ideas Blog, World Politics Review, Generation-C Magazine, Freedom to Discuss, and the Global Policy Journal. Her work has appeared on PolicyMic, LSE Ideas Blog, World Politics Review, Generation-C Magazine, Freedom to Discuss, and the Global Policy Journal.
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