Curtis Bell (Ph.D in Political Science, University of Colorado) joined One Earth Future in 2015 and now leads OEF Research’s Forecasting program and the Stable Seas Project. Before coming to OEF, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, where he specialized in armed conflict and political development. Curtis is especially interested in political stability and the strategies that the leaders of fragile countries implement to stay in power. His academic publications, which examine topics ranging from coups to environmental conflict, include articles in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, and Foreign Policy Analysis. His invited talks on these topics include visits to the United States State Department and the United Nations.