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Peter H. Liotta (1955-2012)

With deep sadness and shock we have noticed the sudden and tragic death of our co-editor and colleague Peter H. Liotta. Peter Liotta was a coeditor of two volumes in the Hexagon Series on Human, Environmental Security and Peace:

  • Vol 1: Hans Günter Brauch, P. H. Liotta, Antonio Marquina, Paul Rogers, Mohammad El-Sayed Selim (Eds.): Security and Environment in the Mediterranean – Conceptualising Security and Environmental Conflicts (Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer, 2003).
  • Vol 3: Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Czeslaw Mesjasz, John Grin, Pal Dunay, Navnita Chadha Behera, Béchir Chourou, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, P.H. Liotta (Eds.): Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21 st Century ( Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer-Verlag, 2008).

To these volumes he contributed several valuable chapters and two poems:

  • “End of a Century Begun“, in: Hans Günter Brauch, P. H. Liotta, Antonio Marquina, Paul Rogers, Mohammad El-Sayed Selim (Eds.): Security and Environment in the Mediterranean – Concep­tualising Security and Environmental Conflicts (Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer, 2003): viii.
  • Hans Günter Brauch, P. H. Liotta, Paul Rogers: “Introduction: Security and Environment in the Mediterranean”, in: Hans Günter Brauch, P. H. Liotta, Antonio Marquina, Paul Rogers, Mohammad El-Sayed Selim (Eds.): Security and Environment in the Mediterranean – Concep­tualising Security and Environmental Conflicts (Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer, 2003): 27-34.
  • P. H. Liotta: “Military and Environmental Security: Revisiting the Concepts in the Euro-Mediterranean”, in: Hans Günter Brauch, P. H. Liotta, Antonio Marquina, Paul Rogers, Mohammad El-Sayed Selim (Eds.): Security and Environment in the Mediterranean – Concep­tualising Security and Environmental Conflicts (Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer, 2003): 301-308.
  • Hans Günter Brauch, Mohammad El-Sayed Selim, P. H. Liotta: “Security Concepts for Cooperation in the Mediterranean: Conclusions and Outlook for the 21st Century”, in: Hans Günter Brauch, P. H. Liotta, Antonio Marquina, Paul Rogers, Mohammad El-Sayed Selim (Eds.): Security and Environment in the Mediterranean – Concep­tualising Security and Environmental Conflicts (Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer, 2003): 955-990.
  • P. H. Liotta: “The Graveyard of Fallen Monuments“, in: Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Czeslaw Mesjasz, John Grin, Pal Dunay, Navnita Chadha Behera, Béchir Chourou, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, P.H. Liotta (Eds.): Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century ( Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer-Verlag, 2008): viii.
  • P. H. Liotta and James F. Miskel: “Towards an Ethical Framework for Security”, in: Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Czeslaw Mesjasz, John Grin, Pal Dunay, Navnita Chadha Behera, Béchir Chourou, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, P.H. Liotta (Eds.): Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21 st Century ( Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer-Verlag, 2008): 879-886

He also contributed as a language editor of a third volume on: Euro-Mediterranean Partnership for the Twenty-First Century co-edited by Hans Günter Brauch, Antonio Marquina, Abdelwahab Biad and published by Macmillan Publishers in June 2000.

Peter H. Liotta contributed a grant from the US Naval War College Foundation to make the publication of the first volume of the Hexagon Book Series possible and he presented two poems at AFES-PRESS workshops in September 2004 in The Hague and in August 2005 in Istanbul.

First Editorial Conference after the Conference on 11 September 2004 in Scheveningen (The Hague) with Peter H. Liotta:

Peter H. Liotta in discussion with colleagues from Israel and Palestine at the fourth AFES-PRESS Workshop on Reconceptualising Security: "Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabi-lities and Risks" at the First World International Studies Conference (WISC) at Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 27 August 2005 in the roundtable “From Conflict to Environmental Peacemaking in the Middle East”.

From 2001 to 2006 Peter H. Liotta was a member of the AFES-PRESS International Scientific Advisory Council.

His contribution to our joint international scientific cooperation and global dialogue project and his personality will be truly remembered by his colleagues and friends around the world.

 

Other Obituaries by the Universities he was working for:

By James F. Miskell (coauthor of several books with Peter H. Liotta)

James R. Holmes: “A Life well lived”, in: The Naval Diplomat, 3 September 2012

Newport, RI, Report, 6 September 2012

Newport Patch, 3 September 2012

Salve Regina University, 31 August 2012

TV news about the Death of Peter H. Liotta

Salve Prof. Killed in Fiery Crash (31 August 2012)

Movie about Peter H. Liotta by his daughter Gaia Liotta:
Nel Mezzo Cammin: A Dedication to Professor Peter Liotta

Climate Change – Peter Liotta