Elisabeth Gilmore

Associate Senior Researcher

Elisabeth Gilmore is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

Elisabeth Gilmore is an Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. 

Dr. Gilmore works at the intersection of technology, society, and policy to better understand and identify solutions to the complex problems posed by climate change and other local to global environmental issues, like air pollution. Her research has focused on developing scenarios for integrated assessments of climate change, modeling human responses to environmental changes, and technological and societal transformations for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. She integrates tools and knowledge across engineering, social and economic sciences, and public policy.

She also holds an affiliation with PRIO and contributes to PRIO's portfolio of research on climate change and security.



PhD in Engineering and Public Policy/Chemical Engineering (dual degree), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2009)

MASc in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada (2002)

BASc in Chemical and Engineering Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada (2000)

Work Experience:

2016 - present: Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community and Environment, Clark University, MA.

2011 - 2016: Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2010 - 2011: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Climate Science and Impacts Branch, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC

2009 - 2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Climate Decision Making Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Languages spoken:

English, French, Spanish (beginner)


The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Päivi Lujala & Elisabeth Gilmore (2005) A Diamond Curse? Civil War and a Lootable Resource, Journal of Conflict Resolution 49(4): 538–562.
Gilmore, Elisabeth; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Jan Ketil Rød & Päivi Lujala (2005) Conflict Diamonds: A New Dataset, Conflict Management and Peace Science 22(3): 257–292.

Conference Paper

Gilmore, Elisabeth & Päivi Lujala (2003) The Development of Natural Resource Database, presented at the 2003 European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Session of Workshops, Edinburgh, 28 March–2 April.
Lujala, Päivi; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Elisabeth Gilmore (2003) A Diamond Curse? Civil War and a Lootable Resource, presented at Workshop on Natural Resources and War, Montreal, 14 September.

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