Ben Habib is a Lecturer in International Relations at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Ben is an internationally published scholar with research interests in grassroots sustainability, environmental movements, and international climate politics, particularly in Northeast Asia and Australia. He has an interest in permaculture and the application of permaculture design principles to social and economic systems. Most recently, he has written about his experiences with anxiety, depression, introversion, and high sensitivity. You can read about his research, teaching, and community outreach activities on his blog.