IMPORTANT – ISA meetings you MUST attend!

Here are some slots you MUST reserve – these are important ESS of ISA events and we look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better during this years conference:

  • TD11: ESS Distinguished Scholar Panel Honoring Robyn Eckersley
  • Environmental Studies Section (ESS) Distinguished Scholar Reception, Honoring Robyn Eckersley
  • Environmental Studies Section (ESS) Business Meeting
    • When: Friday, March 29, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

ESS Speed Mentoring Event – in Toronto!

Speed Mentoring is for YOU! See you there!

Dear members of the Environmental Studies Section,

We look forward to seeing many of you at the ISA convention in Toronto 2019!

On this occasion, we call all grad students, post-docs, assistant professors and those recently post-tenure:  ESS Speed-Mentoring (Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM) is for you!

Do you want to have chats with senior scholars on issues related to teaching, publishing, applying for jobs, or getting ready for tenure ? Here is your opportunity.

Upcoming conferences!


2018 ISA West Annual Conference

21-22 September 2018 | Pasadena, California

2018 ISA South Annual Conference

12-13 October 2018 | Ashland, Virgina

2018 ISA Northeast Annual Conference

2-3 November 2018 | Baltimore, Maryland

2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance: Governing Global Sustainability in a Complex World: Key Research Insights & New Research Directions

5-8 November 2018 | Utrecht, The Netherlands




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.