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.

Important message from your Section and Program Chair and Program Chair on Membership!

Leadership team 2017Dear Colleagues,
It was lovely to see so many of you at ISA in San Francisco last week.
We are writing to let you know that the application deadline for ISA 2019 in Toronto will be June 1, 2018. The online submission process is expected to open on April 17, 2018. Travel grant applications will be due September 3, 2018.
Also, ISA determines the Environmental Studies Section panel allocation for 2019 on the basis of three factors, each weighted equally: (1) number of members we have as of June 1, 2018; (2) number of proposals that list us as their 1st choice; and (3) the number of panels we had in 2018.
If your membership needs renewal and you’re willing to do that before June 1, we would be grateful. Also, please consider listing us first in your submissions if it makes sense to do so. You can signal to me which sections would be ideal co-sponsors by listing them second and I will reach out to those sections when assembling the program.
Many thanks and see many of you in Toronto in 2019!
Sikina (program chair) and Fari (section chair)

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.

The ESS Reception 2018

The ESS reception of the ISA 2018 in San Fransisco was a great success this year as well, as we welcomed old and new members, students, sponsors and senior scentists to this informal gathering where awards were given, food and drinks were consumed while people network. Here are some photos from todays event – follow us on Twitter for more updates.

Winter 2018 Newsletter ESS of ISA

ESS Newsletter—Winter 2018

Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association Newsletter, March 2018


Editors: Richard Matthew, Evgenia Nizkorodov, Bemmy Maharramli, Maureen J. Purcell, Paroma Wagle, Kristen A. Goodrich, Sifat Reazi, and Connor Harron

University of California, Irvine


The next edition will be in June 2018. We follow a fall, winter, spring and summer schedule.

The ESS newsletter is based at the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) and the Blum Center at the University of California, Irvine ( and is co-edited by Richard Matthew et al.