Prof. Michel Gueldry’s background is in political science and international relations. He has taught at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College (Memphis, TN), Middlebury College (VT), Mills College (CA), University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College (Avignon, France), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes et Internationales in Nice (France), Leipzig University, and the Wuppertal Institute.

Areas of Interest

My current teaching and research focuses on:

  1. connections between natural resources, conflicts and security
  2. economic theories and business models for sustainable development
  3. intercultural competence, from utilitarian / managerial approaches to critical theories to integrative / holistic practices
  4. integration of environmental ethics, conservation psychology, intercultural studies and spirituality for social change and especially for sustainability

I am now editing a new book on “new forms of insecurity in a globalized world,” such as climate change, ecosystems resource issues, human gender and community challenges, technological challenges, and sub- and trans-national radical groups.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Political Science, University of Toulouse, France, 1991
  • MA in Political Science, University of Toulouse, France
  • MA in History, University of Chambéry, France

Professor Gueldry has been teaching at the Institute since 1994.



  • France and European Integration: Toward a Transnational Polity? (Westport, Praeger, 2001)
  • Les Etats-Unis et l’Europe face à la guerre d’Irak (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2005)
  • Incorporating Professional Terminologies into the World’s Languages: The Linguistic Engine of a Global Culture (The Mellen Press, 2010)
  • How Globalizing Professions Deal with National Languages: Studies in Cultural Conflicts and Cooperation (The Mellen Press, 2010)
  • L’Union européenne et les Etats-Unis: processus, politiques et projets (2011)


  • Promoting Sustainability through the Life Cycle Analysis (Québec : Vertigo, 2012)
  • Climate Change, Water-Ag. Issues and Instability in the MENA Region (Politique Etrangère, Fall 2013)
  • The Difficult Dialogue Between Neoclassical Economics and Ecological Economics (France : La Vie des Idées, Winter 2013)
  • “The Double Discipline of Neo-classical Economics” (Real-World Economics Review, 2015)
  • “Culture/s and Sustainability” (The International Journal of Sustainability, 2016)
  • “China’s Global Acquisition of Energy” (Chinese Journal of Political Science, 2016)