Bertram “Bert” A. Jenkins is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education at the University of New England in Australia. Dr. Jenkins is an ecological educator and scientist from an interdisciplinary background with both applied and theoretical understanding of social ecological systems. He sees maintaining ecological integrity by striving to keep ecosystems within the bounds of resilience, protecting them from destruction by irresponsible actions, projects or policies, and restoring damage as active approaches to cultivating peace. He has taught Environmental Security and Peace for over 20 years. His research has focused on peace education in Bougainville, where peace, the environment and development coincide. Dr. Jenkins has a number of publications, including co-authoring the book A Peace Education Curriculum for Bougainville (San Jose, University for Peace, 2013) with Kathy Jenkins and Linley Cornish. Dr. Jenkins holds a PhD in Community Ecology from the University of New England, Department of Ecosystems Management and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Australian Environmental Studies at Griffith University in Australia, with majors in Ecology and Development Studies.
Course for 2020: Cultivating Environmental Peace (CEP)