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Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Dr. Harry Verhoeven teaches at the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University. He is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy and Senior Adviser at the European Institute of Peace.

He is the author of two monographs: Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudan. The Political Economy of Military-Islamist State Building (Cambridge University Press) and Why Comrades Go To War. Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict (with Philip Roessler, Oxford University Press/Hurst). He is the editor of two books: Environmental Politics in the Middle East. Local Struggles, Global Connections (Oxford University Press/Hurst) and Beyond Liberal Order: States, Societies and Markets in the Global Indian Ocean (Oxford University Press/Hurst, with Anatol Lieven). He has also edited the following special issues: Marx and Lenin in Africa and Asia: Socialism(s) and Socialist Legacies (for Third World Quarterly) and Water Security in Africa in the Age of Global Climate Change (for Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences).


  • –present
    Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University