Michael Tiboris

Nonresident Fellow, Global Water

Areas of expertise: Global Food & Agriculture, Global Water


Michael Tiboris is nonresident global water fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and was a public fellow for the American Council of Learned Societies.  His research concerns primary resource stability as a foreign policy objective, and is particularly focused on water resource policy, cooperative resource governance, and global justice.  He holds a PhD in ethics and political philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, and has previously held fellowships supported by the Spencer Foundation, and San Diego State University’s Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs. His written work is published in a number of academic sources (including Social Theory and Practice, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and The Journal of Applied Philosophy), popular media sources (including The National Interest, Foreign Policy, and Chicago Tribune), and has been recognized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index as among the best work produced in 2016.


In the News

A Huge Amount of Food is Wasted—And With It, Water, Energy, and Nutrition

Global Food For Thought, June 5, 2019

Feeding a Thirsty World: Harnessing the Connections Between Food and Water Security

Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program, March 25, 2019

The Impact of Climate Change on the Great Lakes

Environmental Law and Policy Center, March 20, 2019

Uncharted Waters: The Gendered Burden of Water

Global Food For Thought, March 11, 2019

Uncharted Waters: Are the Sustainable Development Goals for Water and Food Working Against One Another?

Global Food For Thought, February 26, 2019

Uncharted Waters: Farmer-Led Irrigation for Agricultural Intensification

Global Food For Thought, February 12, 2019

New Report Reveals Presence of Lead in Many Chicago Homes

Chicago Tonight, April 16, 2018

Americans Are (Rightly) Worried about the Safety of Their Drinking Water

Global Insight, March 14, 2018

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