Dr. Saleem H. Ali is an environmental systems scientist whose research and practice focuses on ways of resolving ecological conflicts through technical and social mechanisms, as well as exploring novel ways of peace-building between corporations, governments and communities. He holds the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professorship in Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware (USA) and is Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland (Australia).
His books include Earthly Order: How Natural Laws Define Human Life (Oxford University Press) and Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future (Yale University Press). He was selected as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and is a National Geographic Explorer.
Professor Ali is also a member of the United Nations International Resource Panel and on the board of the nonprofit organization “Adventure Scientists.” He received his doctorate in environmental planning from MIT; a Masters in Environmental Studies from Yale University; and a Bachelors in Chemistry from Tufts University (summa cum laude).