Marcia Rosalie Hale
Areas of Interest:Economics, Environmental Security, Governance, Identity Conflict, Organizational Behavior, Social Change, Transboundary Water Conflict, Urban Water Systems
Marcia Hale works in the areas of identity and water conflicts, with a particular emphasis on harnessing natural resource governance toward resolving and preventing protracted violent conflict. Her dissertation research is concerned with the role urban water systems play in regional security. Marcia has conducted research on the system of water governance in Los Angeles for UCLA’s Center for Sustainable Communities; consulted with Mediators Beyond Borders International on program development; and has worked with the Liberty Hill Foundation on city-level environmental justice policy. She is a practicing mediator specializing in identity and family conflicts, as well as restorative justice. With a BA from UCLA in international development and a masterâ€™s in urban planning, she is currently a PhD candidate completing her dissertation research on urban water systems in Mediterranean climates, including Athens, Istanbul and Los Angeles.