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Betsy Hartmann writes fiction and non-fiction about important national and global political issues. She is the author of the novels Deadly Election and The Truth about Fire and the feminist classic, Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control. She is co-author of A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village and co-editor of the anthology, Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties. She is a frequent on-line commentator and has written for the Boston Globe, New York Times, the Nation and a variety of popular, policy and scholarly publications. She has appeared on CNN and BBC television. A longstanding activist in the international women’s health movement, she speaks and consults on international population, development, environment and security issues. Her recent research focuses on the politics of climate change. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts where she is the director of the Population and Development Program and professor of Development Studies at Hampshire College. She received her B.A. from Yale University and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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"A political thriller that confronts the darkest imponderables of our post-9/11 world."
- Kai Bird

View Bety's recent TEDx speech on "Beyond Apocalypse and Down to Earth"
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Newsclick India video interview with Betsy Hartmann on population and climate change, January 20, 2010
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Betsy is featured in French director Mathilde Damoisel's new documentary about forced sterilizations in Peru
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Why Anti-Nuclear Belongs in All of Our Movements", Common Dreams, April 12, 2011
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