Michel Gueldry holds a PhD in international relations from the University of Toulouse (France). His background is in political science and international relations. He has taught at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College (Memphis, TN), Middlebury College (VT), Mills College (CA), University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College (Avignon, France), the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes et Internationales in Nice (France), Leipzig University, the Wuppertal Institute and the University of Augsburg.
His current teaching and research focuses on connections between natural resources, conflicts and security; economic theories and business models for sustainable development; intercultural communication, from utilitarian / managerial approaches to integrative / holistic practices; and an integration of environmental ethics, conservation psychology, intercultural studies and spirituality for social change and especially sustainability.
He is currently editing a new book on “new forms of insecurity in a globalized world,” such as climate change, ecosystems and natural resource issues, human gender and community challenges, technological challenges, and sub-and trans-national forces.