cropped-logoJul142022198x162Scholars’ Circle: Food Insecurity and Famine, why do they persist? – May 28, 2023. Famine and food insecurity threaten the lives of nearly a billion people worldwide. And the number of people living in food insecurity is increasing. Why is there food insecurity and what can be done? How much is food insecurity caused by environmental factors and how much is it caused by conflict? We will explore the conflict shock that creates food insecurity particularly in East Africa , the Horn of Africa, and effective, efficient ways to address concerns of famine and food insecurity. [ dur: 58mins. ]

Capture2NPR’s Goats and Sodas Blog About the Development: Hunger and Famine in African Drylands Posted June 13, 2017

unnamedThe University of Michigan “Bilal Butt, Ming Xu receive NSF CAREER awards”. Article about recent NSF CAREER Grant.

wcbncolorlogo-1-1024x402WCBN Radio, Ann Arbor. Interview for WCBN’s environmental talk show 88.9 FM on ‘The Power Is Yours! Popular Environmental Narratives and the Legacy of Captain Planet’. Air date February 5, 2016


CaptureBBC Radio 4 Invited expert for BBC Radio 4’s show “Shared Planet” on Wildlife and Drought in East Africa. Air date December 2, 2014


SNRE Blog Beyond The Classroom: A Conversation With UNEP. Article about an innovative pedagogical activity with graduate students, where we visited UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) to discuss climate change and conflict. 21 November 2013.

record_logo_0 University Record Interview regarding Zachary Petroni, former student who won the inaugural Wallenburg fellowship. Story printed on May 6, 2013.

Pages from ascNews2013African Studies Center “A conversation with Dr. Bilal Butt”. Interview with Aneeth Hundle for ‘Alliances: Newsletter of the African Studies Center, University of Michigan’. Winter 2013 No. 5, page 10

352f41bWCBN Radio, Ann Arbor Hour-long radio interview for WCBN’s environmental talk show 88.9 FM on ‘Environment, Information and Sustainable Development’. Air date November 7, 2011