Dickey Center faculty and administrators have published books, scholarly papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals and the popular press. 


The Age of Sacred Terror by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon

Law and Ecology: The Rise of the Ecosystem Regime by Richard O. Brooks, Ross Jones and Ross A. Virginia

Africa: A Practical Guide for Global Health Workers by Laurel A. Spielberg and Lisa Adams

Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century by Benjamin Valentino

High Frontiers: Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists by Kenneth M. Bauer

The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon

America and the World in the Age of Terror: A New Landscape in International Relations by Daniel Benjamin

Casualties of War: On Killing and Dying in Modern Warfare by Benjamin Valentino and Paul Huth (in press)


Recent Papers and Articles

Benjamin, B. (2014, April 25). Terror Takes a Hit in Yemen. The Boston Globe. Retrieved from

Benjamin, B. (2014, March 30). The EU Holds the Power to Foil Putin’s Ambitions-but Will It?. Retrieved from

Ball, B.A. & Virginia, R.A. (2014). The Ecological Role of Moss in a Polar Desert: Implications for Aboveground-belowground and Terrestrial-aquatic Linkages. Polar Biology, 37, 651-664.

Ball, B. A. & Virginia, R.A. (2014). Microbial Biomass and Respiration Responses to Nitrogen Fertilization in a Polar Desert. Polar Biology, 37, 573-585.

Benjamin, B. (2013, May 30). Credit Where It’s Due: If Anything, Obama Understates Our Progress Against Terrorism. Retrieved from

Press, D.G., Sagan, S.D., Valentino, B. (2013) Atomic Aversion: Experimental Evidence on Taboos, Traditions, and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons. With Scott Sagan and Daryl Press. American Political Science Review, 107(1), 188-206.

Bauer, K. (2013). Are Preventive and Coping Measures Enough to Avoid Loss and Damage from Fooding in Udayapur District, Nepal? International Journal of Global Warming, 5(4), 433-451.

Virginia, R.A. & Wall, D.H. (2013). Principles of Ecosystem Function. In S.A. Levin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Second Edition (pp. 90-95). Waltham, MA: Academic Press. ISBN-9780123847195

Adams, L.V., Kreiswirth, B.N., Arbeit, R.D., Soini, H., Mtei, L., Matee, M.,… von Reyn C.F. (2012) Molecular epidemiology of HIV-associated tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: strain predominance, clustering, and polyclonal disease. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2012 Aug, 50(8), 2645-50. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00624-12

Selected Dickey Faculty Publications

age of sacred terror
Africa: a practical guide for global health workers
Law and ecology
The John Sloan Dickey Center