"The technological brilliance we have applied to the improvement of the material well-being of human society over the millenia has given us the technical capacity to assure that no human being need starve, thirst, or lack shelter or any other rudiments of a decent existence. That same technological brilliance, applied to the tools of mass destruction, has given us the technical capacity to assure the termination of human society, if not all life on this vital and beautiful earth we call home. Which of these potentials we will ultimately realize depends more on our wisdom than on our brilliance."


Dr. Lloyd Jeff Dumas is a Professor of Political Economy, Economics, and Public Policy in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (previously, Social Sciences) at the UT-Dallas.

He has published six books and more than 100 articles in 11 languages in books and journals of economics, engineering, sociology, history, public policy, military studies and peace science, as well as in such newspapers/magazines as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Science magazine, Boston Globe, Technology Review, Defense News, and the Dallas Morning News. His latest work, “Seeds of Opportunity: Climate Change Challenges and Solutions” was published online by the Civil Society Institute (www.civilsocietyinstitute.org) in April 2006.

Dr. Dumas has been quoted as an authority in Time, Business Week, Financial Times, Science, Der Spiegel, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and Washington Post, among many others. He has addressed the United Nations, testified at city, state and federal government hearings, and discussed the policy implications of his work on more than 250 TV and radio programs in the U.S., former Soviet Union, Russia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific.

He has spoken at some 200 conferences and special lectures since 1980, including symposia sponsored by the Sandia Nuclear Weapons Laboratories, the Los Alamos Nuclear Weapons Laboratories, the State Department, the United Nations and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, as well as professional meetings of economists, sociologists, political scientists, physicists, engineers, historians, physicians, management scientists, philosophers, teachers, labor unions and members of Congress.

From 1991-93, Dumas was Vice Chair of the Governor's Taskforce on Economic Transition of the State of Texas. From 1994-1996, he was consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratories (birthplace of nuclear weaponry) on expanding civilian R&D activities at the Labs. In 1999, he co-organized (with Dr. Ali Mazrui), an International Conference on Peacekeeping, Development and Demilitarization in Africa, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and the U.S. Institute of Peace, speaking there on “Catalyzing Economic and Political Development”. In 2002 and 2005, he (along with Dr. Janine Wedel) was awarded two sequential Ford Foundation grants (totaling more than $400,000) to develop a code of ethics for and methods for increasing transparency and accountability of international economic consulting on development and transition.

Contact Info

E-mail: ljdumas@utdallas.edu
Home Page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~ljdumas
Office Phone: (972) 883-2010
Fax: (972) 883-6297
Office: GR 3.218 (Green Hall)

Mail Adtress:
Dr. Lloyd Jeff Dumas
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021