Submissions to the ESS Newsletter due December 8th!

This is a reminder that the next ESS Newsletter will be released in mid-December. To appear in the Fall Newsletter, please submit announcements by December 8th to Genia Nizkorodov at

Possible submissions include:
• recent book publications by ESS members, in APA format- please include a brief abstract/synopsis
• recent article publications by ESS members, in APA format
• career resources such as fellowship, grants, job placement opportunities, teaching resources, and career development programs/workshops
• calls for paper submissions to journals and conferences
• upcoming events (conferences and workshops)
• prestigious awards received by ESS members


Nominate to the ESS Graduate Student Paper Award

  •  ess_Graduate_student_awardCurrently, nominations are being requested for papers that were presented at the 2017 ISA annual convention in Baltimore. Panel chairs and discussant and paper presenters please make nominations!
  • Graduate students may nominate their own papers as well.
  • Graduate student papers that have been co‐authored with professors are not eligible for nomination for the best graduate student paper.
  • Eligible papers must have been presented at the ISA conference in Baltimore, but not necessarily in a panel sponsored by the ESS.
  • Authors do not have to be ESS members – while, of course, we encourage authors to join our section.

UNAI-ISA meeting on Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

ISA members Dr. Rachel Tiller (SINTEF Ocean), Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nyman (Texas A&M at Galveston) and Professor Aslaug Asgeirsdottir (Bates College) were invited to participate at a UNAI-ISA Forum to discuss the ongoing process towards a new Treaty under UNCLOS, looking at Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ).

New Officers of the ESS

The following is a list of all the new officers of the ISA.


Vice-chair & Programme Chair:

Executive Committee:

Nominations Committee:

New Leadership team of ESS

Leadership team 2017The new leadership team of the ESS is Chair Fariborz Zelli and Vice Chair Sikina Jinna.

Associate Professor Fariborz Zelli works at the Faculty for Social Science at Lund University, in Sweden, in the Department of Political Science. His main research or teaching areas are:

1 international institutions
2 global environmental governance
3 political theory and philosophy