Jeffrey Stark is director of research and studies at the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability (FESS). "From 1996 to 2003, he was the director of research and studies at the North-South Center of the University of Miami, where he also was editor of the North-South Agenda Papers. At FESS, he has led environmental security assessments in the Dominican Republic, Uganda, and the Philippines. He is co-editor of Fault Lines of Democracy in Post-Transition Latin America (North-South Center Press 1998), winner of the Choice outstanding academic book award, and editor of The Challenge of Change in Latin America and the Caribbean (North-South Center Press 2001). Recently, he has written on redefining concepts of security, the relationship between effects of globalization and democratic governance, and problems of environmental security in Latin America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. Mr. Stark previously taught political science at St. Thomas University in Miami and served as a program officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency in New York City."