Jan Selby

Investigator

Jan's research focuses especially on international water, climate and energy politics. Jan is author of a 2003 monograph, Water, Power and Politics in the Middle East, and numerous journal articles on Israeli-Palestinian and Middle Eastern water politics, including a groundbreaking analysis of Israeli-Palestinian water negotiation files, which identified a consistent pattern of Palestinian and donor complicity with water infrastructure-building for Israeli settlements. More recently Jan's environmental security research has focused on water-climate-conflict linkages, especially through the EU Framework 7 project Climate Change, Hydro-Conflicts and Human Security (CLICO). Together with former colleague Clemens Hoffmann (now Bilkent University), this has involved analyses of water-climate-conflict linkages in Cyprus and Israel-Palestine, as well as Sudan; and has led to a book forthcoming with IB Tauris. Jan and Clemens have also recently co-edited a special issue of Geopolitics critiquing contemporary orthodoxies on climate change, conflict and security. Jan has served widely as a consultant and advisor on water policy issues. He is also a member of the EPSRC's DEMAND Centre, in which capacity he is undertaking research on the construction of energy demand within the UK military and higher education sectors.