Publications

Forthcoming
Maryruth Belsey Priebe, Debbie Lyons, and Jonathan Buonocore. Forthcoming. “COVID-19’s Impact on American Women’s Food Insecurity Foreshadows Vulnerabilities to Climate Change.” TBD.Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on human lives and the global economy, laying bare existing inequities and galvanizing large numbers to call for change. Women are feeling the effects of this crisis more than others. This paper explores the pre-COVID relationships and amplifying negative feedbacks between American women’s economic insecurity, lack of safety, and food insecurity. We then examine how COVID-19 is interacting with these intersecting risks, and demonstrate how climate change will likely similarly intensify these feedback loops. COVID-19 may be revealing vulnerabilities that societies will face in the wake of an increasingly warming world. It is also an opportunity to learn some hard equity lessons, build resilience, inclusiveness, and equity into our future, and can help inform how to include gender equity in both COVID-19 and climate recovery policies. Finally, we identify possible strategies to build resilience, specifically highlighting that gendered economic empowerment may create a buffer against environmental health hazards, and discuss how these strategies could be integrated into a women-centered Green New Deal.

Melissa Deehring and Maryruth Belsey Priebe. Forthcoming. ““The News Media: A Catalyst for Women, Peace and Security in Qatar.”” TBD.Abstract
The news media plays a powerful role in the empowerment of women and advancing the global Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS). The paradoxical relationship between news media’s influence and women’s empowerment presents challenges for traditional societies in the Arabian Gulf as they balance modernization, the influx of liberal Western influences, and longstanding conservative tribal traditions. The State of Qatar, in particular, stands out due to its influential Al Jazeera Media Network and official stance on advancing WPS; however, there is disconnect between policy and practice. Because WPS’ advancement requires media reflecting WPS policies and news media reflecting WPS policies requires governmental commitment to WPS in a concrete way, it is clear that a Qatari National Action Plan and framework for WPS (QNAP) is needed. Strengthening WPS in Qatar requires the media and strengthening gender balance within the Qatari news media requires a QNAP; the concepts are interlinked.
2021
Maryruth Belsey Priebe and Howe Jennifer. 3/2021. “What the Biden-Harris Administration Means for WPS in the Indo-Pacific Region.” Issues & Insights , 21, WP4, Pp. 40. Publisher's Version
2015
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 5/2015. “Carbon War Room - Strategies for Climate Wealth.” The Green Economy Magazine. Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 5/2015. “20 Low-Cost Ways to Go Green and Save Money.” Thrive. Publisher's Version
2013
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 6/2013. “Nicaragua’s Bid for Energy Self-Reliance: An Investor’s Dream?” The Green Economy Magazine. Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 3/2013. “Ocean Spray, Sustainable Distribution in the Supply Chain.” The Green Economy Magazine. Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 1/21/2013. “2013 Green Building Megatrend Predictions from a Giant in the Field.” YellowBlue Designs . Publisher's Version
2012
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 9/2012. “Taxes Level the Playing Field - Tax Law and Cleantech.” The Green Economy Magazine. Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 1/18/2012. “Three Trends: More Solar, Smarter Homes and Cleaner Manufacturing.” The Green Economy Magazine. Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 2012. Ethical Fashion That Makes Animal Welfare A Priority.. Hearts.com. Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 2012. Tragedy in the Loss of Ethnic Fashion. Hearts.com. Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 12/31/2012. “What’s Coming with LEED v4: Changes and New Credits for Green House Plans.” YellowBlue Designs . Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 10/29/2012. “Solar Panels: The Basics of Free Energy for Your Home Part 1.” YellowBlue Designs . Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 10/15/2012. “What’s Involved in Developing an Offgrid Green House Plan?” YellowBlue Designs . Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 10/8/2012. “Solar Thermal System Buying Guide.” YellowBlue Designs . Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 10/1/2012. “How to Recycle and Upcycle Waste from Home Renovation Projects.” YellowBlue Designs . Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 7/23/2012. “Quick Guide to Choosing Low-VOC, Eco-Friendly Furniture for Your Green House Plans.” YellowBlue Designs . Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 5/2012. “Array Power: Increasing Efficiency, Lowering Solar Costs.” The Green Economy Magazine. Publisher's Version
Maryruth Belsey Priebe. 1/30/2012. “What Is LEED for Homes? A Step-by-Step Guide for Certification.” YellowBlue Designs . Publisher's Version

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