Contemplative Environmental Practice: Retreat for Educators & Activists

24 – 30 July 2018 | Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New Mexico

Cost: $1050 (includes everything) | Graduate students: $880 | Need-based scholarships available

How can we best teach in an ecologically unraveling world?  How can we personally, politically, and pedagogically find more meaning in our environmental efforts?

This summer, deepen your commitment to environmental education and action.  Contemplative

Environmental Practice is a week-long workshop for educators and activists that explores how reflective practices—such as meditation, yoga, journal writing, art, and nature walks—can enhance our teaching and advocacy efforts. Set in the mountains of New Mexico at an off-grid retreat center, we will probe the depths of environmental challenges, tap into our aspirations for all life, and develop skills for deepening our environmental commitments.

The Distinguished Scholar Award 2018

ESS leader Fariborz Zelli with the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Jennifer Clapp
ESS leader Fariborz Zelli with the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Jennifer Clapp

The Distinguished Scholar Award of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association recognizes outstanding scholars whose long history of excellent research and teaching has had substantial impact on fields associated with international relations and environmental issues.

The Environmental Studies Section is proud to announce Professor Jennifer Clapp as its Distinguished Scholar 2018.

She holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was a Trudeau Fellow in 2013 and 2016.

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).

UNAI-ISA Forum on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

logo_enISA logoUNAI-ISA Forum on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

On February 28th, the International Studies Association and United Nations Academic Impact will sponsor a UNAI-ISA Forum on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. This event will be an open, Chatham House Rules-style discussion between ISA members and UN personnel on the law of the sea and biological diversity. It will take place at 10am – Noon at the United Nations Building. Audience participation and discussion is welcome, in an informal setting.

Confirmed participants are: