Betsy Hartmann is the director of the Population and Development Program and professor of Development Studies. A longstanding activist in the international women’s health movement, she writes and speaks frequently on the intersections between reproductive rights, population, immigration, environment and security concerns in activist, policy and scholarly venues. Her non-fiction books include Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control, A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village (co-authored with James Boyce), and the co-edited anthology Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties. She is also the author of two political thrillers, The Truth about Fire and Deadly Election. She is currently working on the implications for international development, reproductive health, and immigration policy of framing climate change as an issue of overpopulation and a national security threat. To find out more about Betsy and to link to her writings, visit http://www.BetsyHartmann.com. To find out more about the Population and Development Program, visit http://popdev.hampshire.edu.
Betsy received her BA in South Asian Studies from Yale University and her PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.
- Natural and Unnatural Disasters
- Rethinking the Population Problem
- Framing Climate Change
- Interrogating Fear
- Reproductive Rights: Domestic and International Perspectives
Fall Semester 2013