NEWPORT, R.I. – Dr. P.H. Liotta, professor of humanities and executive director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, has been invited to attend the world climate summit that begins Dec. 7 in Copenhagen.
Among the attendees will be President Barack Obama and more than 60- other heads of state. Liotta is part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Liotta is the author of 17 books and numerous articles in fields as diverse as poetry, criticism, education, international security, intervention ethics, and foreign policy analysis. He has also published a novel, Diamond’s Compass, about Iran.
Recent work includes The Exile’s Return (published in the Macedonian language) as well as the co-authored The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy versus Terrorism; A Fevered Crescent: Security and Insecurity in the Great Near East; and Gaia's Revenge: Climate Change and Humanity's Loss.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Politics and Environment Series for Praeger Books, a division of Greenwood Publishing. His research interests include the study of geography and geopolitics (particularly in Southeast Europe, the Euro-Mediterranean, and Central and South Asia) as well the re-examination of environmental, human, and demographic security issues in the contemporary environment.
Since 2004, Liotta has regularly lectured on demographics, migration, and security at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. In 2005, he was appointed Adjunct Professor in Comparative Politics and International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; and became an associate of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) project of Oslo, Norway.