Professor Ewan William Anderson (b 28 March 1938) is a British academic expert on geopolitics, economic and social geography. Geopolitics is the study that analyzes Geography, History and Social science with reference to Spatial politics and patterns at various scales Economic geography is the study of the location distribution and spatial organization of economic activities across the Earth. Human geography is a branch of Geography that focuses on the study of patterns and processes that shape human interaction with the environment with particular reference to
His work has focused upon geopolitics: the application of all facets of geography in political decision-making and development studies. His particular emphasis has been on applied research in the arid and semi-arid zone, with special reference to the Middle East; on water and minerals resources issues; and on international boundary disputes. He is also an expert on child welfare issues.
He is currently (2007) Emeritus Professor of Geopolitics at the University of Durham, England; Visiting Professor of Middle Eastern Development Studies at the University of Exeter, England; Special Adviser to the Strategic Studies Research Centre, University of Al Akhawayn, Morocco; and Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia, USA. Durham University is a University in Durham, England. It was founded as the University of Durham (which remains its official and legal name The University of Exeter (usually abbreviated as Exon for post-nominals) is a University in the South West of Al Akhawayn University or AUI ( جامعة الأخوين, literally meaning The Two Brothers' University referring to the King of Saudi Arabia
After serving in the Royal Navy, he graduated from St Edmund Hall, Oxford and then worked as a teacher at Downside and Birkenhead schools. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) St Edmund Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Downside School is a Roman Catholic Public School in Stratton-on-the-Fosse near Bath, situated next to Downside Abbey. Birkenhead School is an independent co-educational school located on the Wirral, in the north-west of England In 1972, he was appointed principal lecturer at the College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, and in 1979 became lecturer in geography at the University of Durham. The College of St Hild and St Bede, commonly known as Hild Bede, is a college of the University of Durham in England. Durham University is a University in Durham, England. It was founded as the University of Durham (which remains its official and legal name In 1995 he was appointed Professor of Geopolitics at the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham, a post he held until 2001.
In carrying out research and practical studies on international boundaries, refugee movements, development, strategic resources and transboundary problems, particularly of water, he has worked for many governments and for the United Nations. He has also worked as strategic analyst at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe), and is a member of the UK Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre panel on future defence issues
His main fields of study have included :-
From 1973-91 he was Research Officer with the UK Boarding Schools Association, and edited the journal “Boarding Education”. Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe ( SHAPE) is the central command of NATO Military forces From 2000-2005, he was Honorary Professor of Residential Child Welfare at the University of York. The University of York is a Campus university in the city of York, England.
He has worked in over 70 countries, contributed to a large number of international research programmes and conferences, and been a Visiting Professor at universities in Qatar, Barcelona, Malta, and the USA.