Newsletter January 2006

Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter – January 2006 – “Happy New Year Edition”

Editor: David Downie, Columbia University
Associate Editor: Liron Kranzler

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1. ESS Officers (Dates indicate when term expires).

Chair: Ronnie Lipschutz (2007). Professor of Politics, Dept. of Politics, 234 Crown College University of California, Santa Cruz.

Vice-chair: Beth De-Sombre (2006)

Executive Committee: Geoffrey Dabelko (2006), Kathryn Hochstetler (2006), Gabriela Kütting (2006), Pamela Chasek (2007), Matthew J. Hoffman (2007), and Mike Maniates (2007).

Nominations Committee: Samuel Barkin (2006), Ken Wilkening (2006), Wil Burns (2007) and Patricia Keilbach (2007).

Sprout Committee: Kate O’Neill (2006), Stacy VanDeveer (2006), Hans Bruyninckx (2007), Richard Paul Harris (2007), and Carolyn Stephenson (2007).

Section Representative to Global Environmental Politics Board: Paul Steinberg (2006).

Newsletter editor: David Downie (indefinite term).

Webmaster: Marcus Schaper (indefinite term).

1.1. Request For Nominations For Officers Of The Environmental Studies Section Of The International Studies Association

The Nominations Committee (Patricia Keilbach, Wil Burns, Ken Wilkening, and Sam Barkin) asks that you submit nominations for the following officer positions of the Environmental Studies Section. Please send nominations to Sam Barkin . Self-nominations and nominations of others are both welcome. Below is a list of openings for our upcoming election at ISA 2006 in San Diego. A list of all current officers is above.


  • Vice Chair (1 person, 2-year term, staggered against Chair’s term):
    One (1) slot open (replacing Elizabeth DeSombre)
  • Executive Committee (6 members, rolling 2-year terms):
    Three (3) slots open (replacing Geoffrey Dabelko, Kathryn Hochstetler, and Gabriella Kütting).
  • Nominations Committee (4 members, rolling 2-year terms):
    Two (2) slots open (replacing Sam Barkin and Ken Wilkening).
  • Sprout Committee (5 members, rolling 2-year terms):
    Three (2) slots open (replacing Kate O’Neill and Stacy VanDeveer).
  • Representative to GEP Editorial Board (1 person, 2-year term):
    One (1) slot open (replacing Paul Steinberg)

Before we say our final goodbye to these people, please join us in thanking them all – Beth DeSombre, Geoffrey Dabelko, Kathryn Hochstetler, Gabriella Kütting, Kate O’Neill, Stacy VanDeveer, and Paul Steinberg — for their valuable service to ESS in their respective positions over the past years! THANK YOU!

1.2. ISA Conferences

International Studies Association, 2006 Annual Convention, March 22-25, 2006, San Diego, California:

1.3. Membership and Email List

ESS Members are encouraged to solicit potential members and to check if their colleagues are on the email list. For information on the Section, contact the Chair ( To be added to the list, please contact the Chair or the Newsletter editor (

1.4. ISA – Award Nominations Requested

ISA Book Award. ISA has established an annual book award, going to the person judged to have produced the best book in IR in the previous year. The committee for the annual book award consists of: George Modelski, chair, Washington, James Lebovic, George Washington, and Janice Gross Stein, Toronto. If you have a nomination for the best book in IR over the last year, please send your nomination to the chair of the committee, at

The Dina Zinnes Award. The Dina Zinnes Graduate Student Paper Award is sponsored by the Scientific Study of International Processes Section and honors the best graduate student paper presented at one of the SSIP Section sponsored panels at the Annual Convention. The recipient receives a cash prize in the amount of $100.00. Nominations should be sent to the Award Chair, Suzanne Werner, at (email submissions preferred). The deadline for submissions is October 1.

The Cox Award. Established in 1997, the Robert W. and Jessie Cox Award honors the best graduate student paper of critical inquiry into international relations. The purpose of the prize is to encourage critical study of international political economy, world orders, and civilizations. Papers submitted should relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including: diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations; concern for the biosphere; and, greater equality among societies, genders, and races. The winner will receive a $150.00 cash prize and a plaque at the awards presentations at the annual ISA conference. Nominations, including six hardcopies of the paper, should be sent to the Chair of the Cox Award Committee, Randolph Persaud, at Submissions should arrive by October 20..

2.1. BOOKS

  • Regina Axelrod, David Downie and Norman Vig, eds., Global Environmental Policy, 2nd Edition. Washington: CQ Press, 2005.
  • Michele Betsill, et al, eds. Palgrave Advances in International Environmental Politics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
  • Carl Bruch, Libor Jansky, Mikiyasu Nakayama, and Kazimierz A. Salewicz, eds. Public Participation in the Governance of International Freshwater Resources. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Theo de Bruijn and Vicki Norberg-Bohm. Industrial Transormation: Environmental Policy Innovation in the United States and Europe. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press, 2005.
  • JoAnn Carmin and Stacy D. VanDeveer, eds, EU Enlargement and The Environment: Institutional Change And Environmental Policy In Central And Eastern Europe, Routledge, 2005.
  • Bradnee Chambers and Jessica F. Green, eds. Reforming International Environmental Governance: from Institutional Limits to Innovative Reforms. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Pamela Chasek, David Downie, Gareth Porter and Janet Welsh Brown, Global Environmental Politics, 4th Edition. Boulder: Westview Press, 2006.
  • Jennifer Clapp and Peter Dauvergne. Paths to A Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment.Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press, 2005.
  • Ken Conca, Governing Water: Contentious Transnational Politics and Global Institution Building Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
  • Andrew F. Cooper, John English, and Ramesh Thakur. Enhancing Global Governance: Toward a New Diplomacy? United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Kevin Coyle. Environmental Literacy in America . The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation (NEETF), 2005.
  • John S. Dryzek and David Schlosberg, eds. The Environmental Politics Reader: Debating The Earth, Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • European Environment Agency. The European Environment – State and Outlook 2005.
  • Alexander Farrell and Jill Jager, eds., Assessments Of Regional And Global Environmental Risks. Resources for the Future Press, 2006.
  • F.E. Ian Hamilton, Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews, and Natasa Pichler-Milanovic, eds. Transformation of Cities in Central and Eastern Europe. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Paul Harris, ed., Confronting Environmental Change In East and Southeast Asia: Eco-Politics,Foreign Policy, and Sustainable Development. United Nations University Press and Earthscan, 2005.
  • Hidefumi Imura and Miranda Schreurs, eds. Environmental Policy in Japan. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2005.
  • Libor Jansky, Martin J. Haig, and Haushila Prasad, eds. Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources: Research from Africa and India. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Libor Jansky and Juha I. Uitto, eds. Enhancing Participation and Governance in Water Resources Management: Conventional Approachess and Information Technology. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Angela Churie Kallhauge, Gunnar Sjöstedt and Elisabeth Corell, eds. Global Challenges: Furthering the Multilateral Process for Sustainable Development. 2005.
  • Judith A. Layzer. The Environmental Case: Translating Va,ues Into Policy, 2nd Edition. Washington, CW Press, 2005.
  • Nobuyuki Miyazaki, Zafar Adeel, and Kouichi Ohwada, eds. Mankind and the Oceans. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Richard S. Newman et al, eds. The Palgrave Environmental Reader. Palgrave McMillan, 2005
  • Dennis Pirages and Ken Cousins, eds. From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press, 2005.
  • George P. Sampson. The WTO and Sustainable Development. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Hidenori Tamagawa. Sustainable Cities: Japanese Perspectives on Physical and Social Structures. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Communicating Sustainability : How to Produce Effective Public Campaigns.  UNEP, 2005.
  • UNEP.  Making Tourism More Sustainable: A Guide for Policy Makers. UNEP, 2005.
  • UNEP.  People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment. UNEP 2005
  • UNEP. Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Tourism Industry. UNEP, 2003.
  • Jerry Velasquez, Makiko Yashiro, Susan Yoshimura and Izumi Ono, eds. Innovative Communities: People-centered Approaches to Environmental Management in the Asia-Pacific Region. United Nations University Press, 2005.
  • Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft, eds. Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 6th Edition. Washington: CQ Press, 2005.

Global Environmental Politics reviews many books relevant to ESS as well as written by ESS members. The newsletter will not necessarily list all books reviewed in GEP.


Global Environmental Politics publishes many articles by ESS members. See The newsletter will not list individual articles unless specifically requested by an ESS member.

  • Matthew Auer, “Contexts, Multiple Methods, and Values in the Study of Common-Pool Resources,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 25, No. 1: 215-227.
  • Harriet Bulkeley and Michele Betsill. 2005. “Rethinking Sustainable Cities: Multilevel Governance and the ‘Urban’ Politics of Climate Change.” Environmental Politics 14 (1): 42-63.
  • Tamar Gutner. 2005. “World Bank Environmental Reform: Revisiting Lessons from Agency Theory,” International Organization 59:3, 773-783.
  • Tamar Gutner 2005. “Explaining the Gaps between Mandate and Performance: Agency Theory and World Bank Environmental Reform,” Global Environmental Politics 5:2.
  • Sandra Moog, “Taking Stock of Joint Action: Transnational Protest,” International Studies Review, Volume 7, Issue 2, Jun 2005.
  • P. J. Webster*, G. J. Holland, J. A. Curry, H.-R. Chang, “Changes in Tropical Cyclone Number, Duration, and Intensity in a Warming Environment” Science 309, No. 5742 (16 Sept. 2005): 1844- 46.


African Development Indicators 2005. Provides data from 53 African countries and 5 regional country groups, arranged in separate tables for more than 500 indicators of development.

Amory Lovins Explains How to Win the Oil Endgame (VIDEO)

Applied EE Program Evaluation: February 20 – May 5, 2006. This 10-week online course is designed to assist environmental educators and natural resource professionals in evaluating their education programs.

Assessing Trade & Environmental Effects of Ecolabels – New UNEP publication

C3 Views. Climate Change Central’s newsletter.

CDM Investment Newsletter

Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT). The World Resources Institute (WRI) announces the release of version 3.0 of this interactive web-based information and analysis tool on global climate change. It is available free of charge at

The Climate Asset Plan (CAP)  is a critical, nationwide initiative seeking to create policies that reduce global warming pollution while raising money for state budgets.

Climate Change Futures

CO2 Price Dynamics: The Implications of EU Emissions Trading for the Price of Electricity.  This study analyzes the relationship between EU emissions trading and power prices.

Database of Sustainability Degree Programs:

Earth Gauge: Designed to increase the amount of environmental information used on-air and make it easy to explain the environmental implications of weather events.

Earth Institute Events, weekly listing: visit

ECC-Platform: New website on environment, conflict, and cooperation:

The Ecological Footprint, an excellent way to teach about the scientific and social impacts of humanity’s use of renewable resources.

Education World: Show Me the Money: Tips & Resources for Successful Grant Writing”

Energizing the Millennium Development Goals: A Guide to Energy’s Role in Reducing Poverty.

Environmental Education Research, free sample articles from journal:

EPA Hispanic Environmental Health New EPA Web site in Spanish “El medio ambiente y su salud” provides information on various environmental issues and the effects among Hispanics living in the United States.

Ethical Performance. An independent, business newsletter on corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investment.

The European Environment – State and Outlook 2005. By the European Environment Agency.

Failed States Index . Ranks weak and failing states based on 12 indicators, including mounting demographic pressures:

Fostering Sustainable Behavior.

Fundamentals of EE Course. February 6 – April 21, 2006. 10-week online course about the fundamentals of environmental education.

GMO policies:

Green Dorm Rooms:

Guidebook on Preparing for Climate Change in Small Islands

Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education series, NAAEE Website:

HDGEC Report on Remote Sensing for Ecosystem Management Treaties & Transboundary Conservation.

IAAE Discussion Paper Series. The International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) has launched the new IAAE Discussion Paper Series. For more information, email Matin Qaim, Editor, IAAE Discussion Paper Series, at

IDGEC Project’s newsletter – A biannual publication that includes a listing of upcoming conferences and events, short news items, summaries of IDGEC meetings, and short science articles.

Industry Location and Climate Change Policy-Making in the United States. Published by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

International Relations Research: Final Report. A survey on teaching practices, research practices, and policy views of scholars in the field of international relations:

Investing in Environmental Wealth for Poverty Reduction, and an accompanying report called Assessing Environment’s Contribution to Poverty Reduction:

ISA – ESS Page: and select the link to the ESS site.

It’s Time to Reframe the Climate Change Debate, by CEPS Fellows Christian Egenhofer and Louise van Schaik:

Joint Implementation Quarterly:

Navigating the COP/MOP. A short, user-friendly guide to assist participants in better understanding the new layer of the climate change negotiations. or

The New Grapevine by Roddy Scheer, discusses the many blogs (Web logs) available to environmentalists.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Browse and search this site for a wealth of information and links on Environmental Education: and

Population Reference Bureau Data Sheet . Provides demographic, health, and environment data.

Potential of CO2 Capture and Geological Storage in the World. IDDRI Publication.

Prospects and Opportunities for Achieving the MDGs in Post-conflict Countries: A Case Study of Sierra Leone and Liberia: from the CGSD Working Paper Series.

SD-Cite. Searchable database focusing on sustainable development policy worldwide.

Taking the Lead: Post-2012 Climate Targets for the North: Towards adequate and equitable future climate commitments for industrialized countries:

Technology in a Post-2012 Transatlantic Perspective. Published by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Regional Millennium Development Goals Reports for Asia and the Pacific.

Report of the Climate Dialogue at Pocantico,

Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India. From the CGSD Working Paper Series.

Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India. From the CGSD Working Paper Series:

UNEP FI E-Bulletin is a monthly publication of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative. United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry and Economics Economics and Trade Branch Finance Initiative Unit:

UNEP Guidebook on Producing Effective Environmental Campaigns.  Communicating Sustainability can be downloaded from the UNEP website ( or from the Futerra website

UNFCCC publication: Key GHG Data. Link to the full report:

The World Bank’s 2006 World Development Report: Equity and Development.

World CO2 Emission Reduction by Forest Plantations on Agricultural Land up to 2050. IDDRI Publication.

World Water Forum’s Newsletter

WWF and Wuppertal Institute Report: Target 2020: Policies and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU .

Zambia Social Accounting Matrix (SAM), Dataset.


Canadian Journal of Environmental Education- Seeking book reviewers for the 11th volume of the journal.  Each review is approximately 500 words and the list of books to be reviewed is available at ; Journal website at:

Society for Conservation Biology, 20th Annual Meeting: “Conservation Without Borders.” June 24-28, 2006, San Jose, California: . Deadline for abstracts is January 10th. More information on the various formats for proposals is available on the following web site: Rich Wallace, Director, Environmental Studies Program Ursinus College, is Vice President and Program Committee Chair of the Social Science Working Group For the Society for Conservation Biology.

Dedicated Session for the Restore America’s Estuaries 3rd National Conference – “Forging the National Imperative” – December 9-13, 2006, New Orleans, LA. Call for Papers Deadline: February 15, 2006.

Diversity Conference, Call for Papers. To be held in New Orleans, 12-15 June 2006.

Enviroinfo-2006 Conference, Austria – Cfp. Deadline: February 20, 2006. Managing Environmental Knowledge – Call for Papers for the 20th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection (EnviroInfo-2006). EnviroInfo-2006 focuses on the role of knowledge management in advocating sustainability and environmental protection.

Foreign Policy Analysis invites submissions, particularly from ISA members. Foreign Policy Analysis is distributed to all members of the International Studies Association, as well as several thousand institutional and library subscribers. Authors are asked to insure that their articles are written to be accessible to all researchers in international studies. Electronic submissions are preferred. Current details are available at

Globalization: Reconfigurings of World Space.  Call for Papers: The International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place – Second Annual Conference at Towson University, Towson, Maryland, April 28-30, 2006. Deadline: February 10, 2006. For more information, see

The Hague Journal of Diplomacy: Call for Papers. A new journal which plans to publish the best research on all aspects of diplomacy. HJD is a refereed journal published by Brill, and it is open to all methodological and theoretical approaches. If you have a paper on diplomacy which you are seeking to publish, please give serious consideration to placing it with us. Contact the editors, Jan Melissen and Paul Sharp, both of whom can be reached at if you have any questions.

International Conference on Economics of Poverty, Environment, and Natural Resource Use. May 17-19, 2006. Paper/proposal deadline: January 31, 2006.

4th International Conference on Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities, June 26-30, 2006. Call for Papers Deadline:  January 15, 2006.

The Journal of Environment & Development welcomes original research contributions, policy analyses, and book reviews on all subject matters at the crossroads of environment and development, as well as occasional reports on important international conferences. Authors submitting manuscripts to the Journal of Environment & Development should keep the journal’s broad interdisciplinary audience in mind and articles should be written in an accessible style.. See detailed submission guidelines .

Living with Climate Variability and Change:  Understanding the Uncertainties and Managing the Risks., Espoo, Finland. July 17-21, 2006. Call for papers, posters and presentations, forthcoming. See

2nd Midwest Environmental Ethics Conference: Call for Papers  Deadline: January 6, 2006. Environmental education practitioners are invited to submit proposals that address the role of environmental ethics in community decision-making. Conference will be held in St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 6, 2006, and will feature J. Baird Callicott and Andrew Light. Conference theme is “Making Ethics Visible.”

The National Political Sciene Review is inviting manuscripts on a full range of contemporary issues of politics and policy. While the journal will maintain its particular emphasis on politics and policy that advantage or disadvantage groups on reason of race, ethnicity, and gender, they are interested in including articles on American government, domestic and urban politics and policy, U.S. foreign policy, religion and politics, civil society, and popular culture. For more information, contact the editor at:

Science & Technology in Society: An International Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: April 22rd – 23rd, 2006, Washington, DC. Abstract Deadline: January 31st, 2005 This annual conference provides a forum for graduate students from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs to present their research on the policy and social studies of science and technology. .

VIIIth World Congress 2006 of IFSAM,  “Enhancing managerial responsiveness to global challenges,” September 28-30, Berlin, Germany. The conference section on “Corporate Social Responsibility” solicits papers on the whole range of topics related to the strategic, economic, cultural, ethical, moral, legal and political dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Please follow the instructions on the website Deadline for Submission: February 28, 2006

Women of the World. Call for Women and Politics contributors. Joyce Gelb, City University of New York, and Marian Lief Palley, University of Delaware, are editing this two volume work, to be out in 2008. One volume will focus on women in different nations and the other volume will focus on issues that cross national boundaries. They are looking for contributors for these volumes. For more information, contact Marian Lief Palley at

Writer’s Conference and Workshop: June13-16, 2006. Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Fourth NEW-CUE Writers’ Conference and Workshop honoring Rachel Carson and featuring the work of Henry David Thoreau is for new and experienced writers, educators and interested individuals. Call for Submissions deadline: January 19, 2006

Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) will hold its Thirteenth Annual Conference on the Adirondacks on May 24-25, 2006, Hilton Hotel in Lake Placid, New York. ARC encourages research papers and topic sessions on all aspects of the Adirondack natural environment, history, politics, economy, and culture. This interdisciplinary, regional consortium is home to physical and social scientists, humanists, planners, environmentalists, government officials, and all those interested in this important region. Graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to participate in the conference through both paper and poster presentations. Abstracts should be sent no later than March 29, 2006. Electronic submissions required. Additional information is available at the ARC website:

Call for Papers: 1st Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union, “The Challenge for Europe: Governance, Economics and Multiculturalism.” Saturday, March 25, 2006. University of Pittsburgh.

Call for Papers: International Conference On Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. University of the Aegean, Island of Rhodes, Greece, 18-21 July 2006

5.1. JOBS

ISA Job List:

APSA Job List:

Association For Women’s Rights In Development’s Resource Net (AWID):

Canadian University Positions:

Chronicle of Higher Education Job List:

Clear Air – Cool Planet Environmental Job List:

Congressional Research Service:

Cyber-Sierra’s  Natural Resources Job Search:


Earthworks Jobs Links & List:

Employment Resources in the Geosciences – Earth, Atmospheric, and Oceanic Science Positions:

Environment and Development Internship Links:

Environment and Development Jobs:


Environmental Career Opportunities:

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) –

Environmental Jobs and Careers:


Environment Jobs Links:

Environmental Leadership Programs (many links):

Environmental Science and Policy Jobs:

Foreign Policy Association Job Board:

Foundation Center Job List:

Government Jobs, USA Federal Government:

Government Jobs, USA Federal Government:

Government Jobs, USA Capital Hill and other Public Affairs Jobs:

Government Jobs, USA State Legislatures:

Government Jobs, USA National Governor’s Association:

Government Jobs, USA National League of Cities:


International Career Employment Weekly –

Jobs in Higher Education:

Job Seeker

Journalism Jobs:

Multiple Links to Jobs Lists in Many Relevant Fields:

National Council for Science and the Environment:

NGO Jobs:

NGO and Non-Proift Sectors:

One World Jobs

Politix Group: Government Jobs, US federal, US Congressional offices, and international legislatures:`.

Sigma X I: The Scientific Research Society:

United Nations Jobs:

UNEP Job Page:

UNDP Job Shop:

Bucknell University: Environmental Studies Program is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach undergraduate courses in environmental policy, and additional general environmental studies courses, starting Fall 2006. Completed or nearly completed Ph.D. in any environmental field required. Some teaching experience desirable; entry-level status preferred. Teaching responsibilities of the faculty member would include undergraduate courses in environmental policy, including an environmental law course, other courses in own specialty, introductory and intermediate environmental studies core courses, interdisciplinary senior courses, and possibly an environmental research methods course. The successful candidate should also be able to provide assistance in organizing internships and other applied experiences. Bucknell is a private liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching; faculty are also expected to maintain an active research program. The Environmental Studies Program was started in 1979. A BS and a BA are offered. The curriculum draws upon the breadth of offerings at Bucknell in sciences, social sciences, engineering, and humanities. Please send CV, transcripts, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and, if possible, teaching evaluations, to Ben Marsh, Director, Environmental Studies Program, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. 17837. Review of applications will begin on November 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Bucknell University encourages applications from women and members of minority groups (EEO/AA).

Carleton University, Department of Political Science. Subject to budgetary approval, the Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor effective July 1, 2006. The successful candidate will demonstrate an expertise in Politics and the Environment.  While the precise specialization remains open, we are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following sub-fields: international environmental politics, Canadian environmental politics and policy, or the environment and the developing world. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. and a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching and research.  A strong record of publications is desirable and we expect the successful candidate to continue a research program yielding high-quality peer-reviewed publications.  Applications, including curriculum vitae and at least three confidential letters of reference, should be made to: The closing date for applications is January 15, 2006, or until the position is filled.

Columbia University: The Department of Political Science seeks to fill several positions in international political economy at any rank to begin July 1, 2006. Ph.D. at time of appointment preferred. Teaching includes both graduate and undergraduate courses. Joint appointments in Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs are possible. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will consider applications received through February 1, 2006. Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Non-tenured applicants should send curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and brief writing samples; tenured applicants should send curriculum vitae and a letter of interest detailing current and future research plans to International Political Economy Search Committee; Columbia University Department of Political Science; 420 W. 118th Street; Mail Code 3320; New York, NY 10027.

Delaware Nature Society: Environmental Advocate. This is a key position within the Delaware Nature Society.  The position  provides leadership for the Society’s environmental advocacy efforts and is the primary voice of the organization to elected and appointed officials, news media, industry, local/national environmental groups, and other organizations. It also develops the Society’s legislative agenda, formulates positions and takes action, and cultivates the Society’s grass-roots citizen activism efforts. Qualifications: Master’s degree (preferred) in environmental science, biology, ecology, natural resource management, public policy, or other appropriate fields; Knowledge of political process and its application; Basic science and natural history knowledge; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Good judgment and quick thinking skills; Warm, outgoing personality and ability to negotiate with good rapport; Willingness to work in a team environment; High dependability; Flexible schedule; Basic computer skills. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, three references, writing sample, and salary requirements to:

Duke University: Gendell Chair in Energy and the Environment. Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences (NSEES) is searching for the first of two Jeffrey and Martha Gendell Chairs in Energy and the Environment. We seek an internationally recognized authority on the current and future use of energy in one or more major energy sectors as well as the relationship of this use to the environment, national economies, geopolitics and society in general. Candidates should possess a strong interest in teaching and mentoring students, and they should be capable of playing a leadership role in the School’s new Energy & Environment Program. This role will include helping coordinate collaborative efforts between NSEES and other Duke Schools (Pratt School of Engineering, Fuqua School of Business, the Law School, the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy, and Trinity College) in developing a broad, interdisciplinary program that looks at all major aspects of society’s need for affordable, sustainable, safe and clean energy. Letters of interest should include a curriculum vitae and names of three references, and be sent to Chair, Gendell Professorship Search Committee, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0328. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington, Regular Faculty Position in Sustainability Studies.  Seeking a broadly trained faculty member with academic training and demonstrated expertise in sustainability studies to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This full-time position involves planning and teaching team-taught, interdisciplinary programs with faculty members from a wide range of disciplines. Opportunities exist locally for collaboration with community organizations. Numerous offerings from across the curriculum explore issues of sustainability from a variety of perspectives, and there is widespread faculty interest in sustainability. The successful candidate will have a strong theoretical background in sustainability studies (e.g. systems perspective), and experience that demonstrates critical thinking about sustainability issues. In addition, the applicant will have a genuine curiosity, enthusiasm, and commitment for teaching and learning in an interdisciplinary environment. The applicant will have education and experience that demonstrates knowledge of both theory and practice in sustainable systems thinking in the built and/or natural environments and in the public and/or private sector. Also required is the ability to work effectively with students on writing, critical thinking, and the design and implementation of sustainability projects and studies. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated expertise in a particular field where they have actively explored sustainability issues. For more information and to apply, visit:

Monterey Institute of International Studies, Visiting Professorship in International Environmental. MIIS seeks a visiting professor for the 2006-2007 academic year to teach five courses for Masters-level students. While all areas of focus within International Environmental Policy will be considered, the program is particularly interested in applicants with the following areas of expertise: International energy policy; Chinese/Asian environmental policy; Water law and policy. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, including at least three references, and a writing sample. While the call for applications will continue until we have filled the position, it is recommended that applicants submit their materials by January 30. Application materials may be sent to the attention of Wil Burns, who is also available to answer any questions about the position or MIIS either via email or phone (650.281.9126). Wil Burns, Associate Professor, International Environmental Policy Program, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 460 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA.  93940-2659 USA.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Climate Policy Specialist. New York Office. Salary Commensurate with Experience.

PNNL-Battelle: Director, Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL-Battelle) seeking a Director for the Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park, Maryland. Established in 2001, the Joint Global Change Research Institute is a collaboration between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland. Additional information on the Institute and a listing of research programs and associated publications can be found at the website below: Minimum Requirements are a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Economics, Energy Policy or related field and ten or more years of experience involving increasing responsibility in climate change and/or energy policy research. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated track record of scientific contributions *to climate change research, strong leadership qualities, and the ability to build new research programs, working collaboratively with others to accomplish strategic goals. A competitive relocation, benefits, and salary package is available. For consideration, please apply online at by referencing job posting #110562.

Seton Hall University, Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations.  The John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University invites applications for the following full-time faculty positions to commence in the 2006-2007 academic year. All positions are open to applicants at the level of assistant or associate professor, and all positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  Assistant or Associate Professor of Latin American Studies: Specialists on Latin America that focus on social, economic, or political development are invited to apply. Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. in a social science field relevant to the study of development, with a specialization on Latin America. Ability to teach research methods will be a plus.  Assistant or Associate Professor of Negotiation: Strong ability to do research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in negotiation is required. Game theory skills will be a plus. Regional expertise in the Middle East and professional experience in the field are especially welcomed. In addition, knowledge of one or more substantive negotiation areas, such as environment or trade negotiations, and additional capability for teaching research methods would be desirable. Ph.D. required for this position. Assistant or Associate Professor of International Law. Applicants must specialize in international economic law, including trade law, European Union law, and public aspects of international financial law. Applicants must also be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public international law and/or human rights. Applicants must possess a J.D.; a Ph.D. in a related discipline would be a plus. Applicants should also possess academic and/or professional experience in international economic law. Candidates for these positions should provide a cover letter indicating the position for which they are applying. Candidates should also provide a curriculum vitae, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Applicants at the level of assistant professor should submit three letters of recommendation and a graduate transcript; applicants at the level of associate professor and all applicants for the international law position should provide contact information for three references in lieu of the letters of recommendation. To receive full consideration, all materials should be received by January 15, 2006. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Mail all application materials to: Reverend Paul A. Holmes, STD, Vice President and Interim Dean, The John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey 07079

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is seeking 2 qualified/senior project managers for work on international water policy issues. For information see or contact David Trouba, Communications Manager, Stockholm International Water Institute, Tel +46 8 522 139 89, Email

University of Minnesota: Environmental Communication. Tenure-track assistant professor of Rhetoric, specializing in contemporary environmental issues and cases. Ph.D. required (in hand by Aug. 18, 2006) in Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, Rhetoric, English, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Education, or related field. Review of applications will begin Dec. 5, 2005, and continue until position is filled. For a full position description, including application procedures, see

University of South Florida: Dean of International Affairs.   USF seeks an innovative and dynamic scholar/ administrator to assume this position. The Dean of International Affairs reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, works closely with college deans and campus leaders to promote excellence in international programs, and serves on the Provost’s Council of Deans. International Affairs provides leadership, advocacy and support for system-wide and campus/college-based international activities and is expected to achieve coherence and integration of international programs and services at USF. The Dean leads the system-wide strategic planning effort for the internationalization of the four campuses and the curricula. The Dean of International Affairs will also work closely with the University’s exciting and innovative Patel Center for Global Solutions, made possible through the generosity of a $34.5 million gift.  Minimum qualifications include: earned doctorate or an equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution; conversant with international issues in higher education; experience in administration and international affairs in an institution of higher education.  Preferred qualifications include: a record of academic achievement commensurate with an appointment to the rank of Full Professor; experience with increasing international student enrollment; experience with distance education; understanding of international scholar services; experience in grants and fund raising; experience in administration and international affairs in a doctoral granting institution.  Please send applications to: Dr. Derrie Perez, Chair of the Search Committee for the Dean of International Affairs, Office of the Provost, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ADM 226, Tampa, FL 33620. Please submit nominations online at Applicants should submit a hard copy and an electronic copy (CD or disk) of a letter stating interest in the position and philosophy of leadership, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails of five professional references. References will not be contacted until the advanced stages of screening; candidates will receive prior notification. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with the initial review commencing December 14, 2005. If you have any questions, please contact Raquel Salinas at ysalinas@acad.usf. edu or 813-974-8394.

UW Oshkosh Sociology / Environmental Studies. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning September 1, 2006.  Position 1 is a two-thirds appointment in Sociology and a one-third appointment in Women’s Studies.  Applicants should have a primary specialization in the sociology of gender and be able to teach an intermediate gender and society course and an upper level sociology of gender course.  Position 2 is a two-thirds appointment in Sociology and a one-third appointment in environmental Studies.  Applicants should have a primary specialization in the sociology of the environment and be able to teach an intermediate interdisciplinary environment and society course and an upper level social ecology course.  Areas of secondary specialization for both positions are open, but we would be particularly interested in demography, qualitative methods, medical sociology, aging, deviance, and law.   A PhD in Sociology by September 2006 is essential.  Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (and evaluations, if available), research agenda statement, writing sample, three current letters of recommendation, and transcripts (official or photocopy) to:  Gerry Grzyb, Chair; Dept. of Sociology; UW Oshkosh; 800 Algoma Blvd; Oshkosh, WI 54901.  Application deadline: January 16, 2006.


Columbia University Earth Institute Fellows Program in Sustainable Development (granted for 24 months). Columbia University seeks candidates interested in enhancing their disciplinary research (in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute, i.e., any of the earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences, social sciences, or health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to addresses critical issues related to sustainable development and reducing environmental degradation, poverty, hunger, and disease. Information on the program and an application can be found at Information on the Earth Institute can be found at: or contact Hilary Cisneros Dewhurst, Manager, Fellows Program,

National Center for Atmospheric Research. Two-year postdoctoral appointments are provided for research in the atmospheric sciences at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Stipends are $47,000 in the first year, and $49,000 in the second year.  Recent Ph.D.s (or equivalent) and scientists with no more than four years of experience past the Ph.D. are eligible. Deadline(s): 01/05/2006 Program URL:

Population and Population-Environment Fellowships. The Population Fellows Programs offer two-year professional fellowships to individuals with a recent graduate degree and experience in areas related to population/reproductive health or population-environment. These fellowships involve providing technical assistance to international agencies, local NGOs, and government organizations in the developing world, and are not traditional research fellowships. Two types of fellowships are available. Population Fellows are placed with organizations working to improve family planning and reproductive health programs in the developing world. Population-Environment Fellows work on projects that combine assistance for threatened environments with attention to the population dynamics and reproductive health needs of the communities living within them. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have expertise in reproductive health program design, implementation, and evaluation. Population-Environment applicants must also have expertise in areas such as environmental health, sustainable agriculture, land-use planning, or protected areas management. The Programs have a variety of fellowships available at any given time. Accepted applicants are offered scopes of work for consideration when the Programs identify a match between their skills and the requirements of an available position. Fellows receive a professional-level stipend and benefits. The Population Fellows Programs are funded by USAID and administered by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. For more information, please contact: The Population Fellows Programs; University of Michigan; 1214 South University, 2nd Floor; Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2548; Tel: (734) 763-9456; Fax: (734) 647-0643; Email:; Web site: Application deadlines: April 1 and November 1 each year.

Resources for the Future, Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The sponsor provides support for fellows to conduct in-residence research in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment. Fellows are normally in residence at RFF for eleven months. Deadline: February 28, each year. Tel: 202-328-5060. Program URL:

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program. Postdoctoral Fellowships: Deadline:  01/15/2006. Web Site:

Social Science Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowships,

Stanford University: Center for International Security and Cooperation. Center provides pre-doctoral and postdoctoral students and scholars an opportunity for concentrated study in a multi-disciplinary environment. A stipend is provided. Deadline: 02/01/2006. Program URL:


American Association for the Advancement of Science: Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Fellowships: Diplomacy Fellowships. Deadline: 01/10/2006. treaties through international cooperation. Program URL:

American Association for the Advancement of Science: Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship. Deadline: 01/10/2006. Program URL:

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Research Fellowship in Environmental Studies, A fellowship to allow individuals with a well-defined project, working either alone or in collaboration with local research institutions, to pursue environmental studies from archaeological contexts in Greece (archaeobotanical studies; study of seeds, charcoal, phytoliths, pollen, etc.) Deadline: 01/15/2006. Program URL:

APSA Congressional Fellowships for Political Scientists. Fellowships of $38,000 for nine months enable political scientists with a scholarly interest in Congress and the policymaking process to learn more about the legislative process through direct participation on congressional staffs. Deadline:  11/01/2006. E-mail: Program URL:

APSA Small Research Grants. Open to research in all fields of political science, the APSA Small Research Grant Program is intended to support the research of political scientists who are not employed at PhD granting institutions and to help further the careers of these scholars. Grant recipients in the last five years have published over 11 books, 16 refereed articles, 8 book chapters, many working papers, and a very large number of conference presentations. The annual deadline to apply is February 1. See E-mail: . Tel: 202-483-2512.

Axford Fellowships in Public Policy . Commonwealth Fund provides support to give outstanding mid-career American professionals the opportunity to study, travel, and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand. Deadline:  03/01/2006.

Canadian Embassy, Canadian Studies Grant Program. Multiple programs and deadlines.

Colby College. Environmental Studies/GIS and Policy. A one-year position as Faculty Fellow in Environmental Studies beginning September 1, 2006. The successful candidate will teach courses in domestic environmental policy and introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with a laboratory, as well as one in an area of her/his environmental studies specialty. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in environmental studies or a related field and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and representative teaching evaluation summaries, if available, to: Professor Russell Cole, Chair, Environmental Studies Search Committee, 5728 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site:

Congressional Research Awards: The sponsor provides grants to fund research on Congressional leadership and the US Congress.: 02/01/2006.

Educational Innovation and Research Grants, British Ecological Society Deadline: 09/30/2006. Web Site:

Fulbright Scholar Program:

Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Resources for the Future provides support for fellows to conduct in-residence research in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment. Deadline: 02/28/2006.

Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World. Sponsored by the University of Louisville. The sponsor supports a $200,000 prize for outstanding proposals for improving world order.  Eligible nominees are individuals, government agencies, non-profit groups, and international organizations. Deadline:  01/14/2006 Program URL:

International Institute Global Fellows Program. Sponsored by University of California, Los Angeles. The sponsor will appoint up to eight new Global Fellows for the 2006-07 academic year. Fellows will be drawn from the arts and humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Compensation will be between $50,000 and $70,000 per year, depending on field and experience.Deadline: 01/13/2006

Marine Policy Fellowship Program. The one-year appointments carry a $52,000 stipend, plus modest research and travel funds. Deadline:  01/15/2006.

NCAR Institute for the Study of Society and Environment. The Advanced Study Program (ASP) is pleased to announce that the Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP), which is designed to foster fruitful and lasting intellectual collaborations and partnerships between university faculty, including the social sciences, and the NCAR staff, is now accepting applications for visits that occur between 1 June 2006 and 31 May 2008. The application deadline is 15 March 2006. For more information, contact Paula Fisher at 303-497-1328,, or see this Web page:

NYU International Center for Advanced Studies, Fellowship Program. The sponsor’s annual theme for the fellowship program in 2006-2007 is “Rethinking the Social.” Deadline: 01/06/2006.

Oak Human Rights Fellowship. 2006 Focus: Human Rights and The Environment Fellowship. The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College is soliciting nominations and applications for the Fall 2006 fellowship.  Completed applications must arrive no later than January 13, 2006. For more information, visit

Office of Science/Department of Energy provides support for research in the following program areas: Basic Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Advanced Scientific Computing, Fusion Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, and Planning and Analysis. Deadline: 09/30/2006. Program URL:

Resources for the Future, Fellowships in Environmental Regulatory Implementation. Fellowships for 2006-2007 for the pursuit of scholarly research that documents the implementation and outcomes of environmental regulations. Deadline: 01/10/2006. Program URL

Social Science Research Council Individual Fellowships,

Volvo for Life Award.  Award recognizes contributions in the three areas of the sponsor’s core values: safety, quality of life and the environment. Deadline:  01/15/2006. Program URL:


Call for Papers: 1st Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union, “The Challenge for Europe: Governance, Economics and Multiculturalism.” Saturday, March 25, 2006. University of Pittsburgh.

Environmental scholarship information. This online article contains dozens of links to environmental scholarships.

Searchable list of opportunities and fellowships and internships for graduate students, undergrads and recent graduates:

Columbia University M.A. Program in Climate Science and Policy – Student Fellowships and Research Assistantships. This new twelve-month degree program trains professionals and academics to understand and address climate risk and the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. At the end of twelve intensive months, graduates are better prepared to address environmental issues from positions in government, business, and nongovernmental organizations while others choose to enter PhD programs in the social or natural sciences or enroll in Law or Business school.  An increasing number of Fellowships and research assistantships are available. For more information on the M.A. Program in Climate and Society, please see

EPA STAR Fellowships. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. Master’s level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years with funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four years. See: for more information.

EPA GRO Graduate Fellowships. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. See: for more information.

EPA GRO Undergraduate Fellowships. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. See: for more information.

Grand Canyon Semester: A partnership between the National Park Service at Grand Canyon NP and Northern Arizona University.  GCS offers an unforgettable learning experience in the high mountains of northern Arizona and the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau.

International Institute Global Fellows Program. University of California, Los Angeles. Deadline(s):      01/13/2006. Candidates will only be considered if they received, or will receive, their Ph.D.s (or equivalent) between 1 January 1999 and 1April 2006.

Internships and jobs thru the National Council for Science and the Environment>

Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship for Undergrads. The foundation annually awards eighty scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 $350 honorable mentions to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers relating to the environment, or who intend to pursue careers in tribal public policy or Native American health care and are Native American or Alaska Native. Contact: Melissa Millage at ; ; Deadline:  March 3, 2006

National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet. URL: Close Date: 02/20/2006.

Population-Environment Fellowships. The Population-Environment Fellows Program offers two-year professional fellowships to individuals with a graduate degree (MA., M.S., PhD, etc) and expertise in population and environment. These fellowships involve providing technical assistance to international agencies, local NGOs, and government organizations in the developing world, and are not traditional research fellowships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have expertise in areas such as environmental health, sustainable agriculture, land-use planning, or protected areas management as well as in reproductive health program design, implementation, and evaluation. Contact: The Population-Environment Fellows Program; University of Michigan; 1214 South University, 2nd Floor; Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2548; U.S.A.; Tel. (734) 763-9456; Fax (734) 647-0643; E-mail:; Web site: Application deadlines are APRIL 1 and NOVEMBER 1 each year.

Sustainability Education Advanced Summer Institute: New York. July 10-14, 2006 ~ New York:


APSA Don K. Price Award Recipient: Thomas C. Bernauer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. For the best book on science, technology, and environmental politics published in the last year. Title: Genes, Trade, and Regulation: The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology (Princeton University Press, 2004).

APSA Lynton K Caldwell Award Recipient: Barry G. Rabe, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For the best book on environmental politics and policy published in the past three years. Title: Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy (Brookings, 2004)

APSA Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award Recipient: Daniel J. Sherman, University of Puget Sound. Named in honor of a young scholar who tragically passed away in 2003 and given for the best dissertation in the field of science, technology, and environmental politics. Title: “Not Here, Not There: The Federal, State, and Local Politics of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal in the United States”

ASrIA, the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (, is a not for profit membership association dedicated to promoting corporate responsibility and sustainable investment practice in the Asia Pacific region. ASrIA’s membership includes investment institutions managing over US$4 trillion in assets.

Poverty and Conservation: Landscapes, People and Power, a book that has been produced by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). It focuses on conservation’s potential to contribute to long-term sustainable development and to poverty reduction. The authors assert that conservation can and should do more to address poverty reduction, as poor ecosystem health will often undermine social and economic stability and the livelihoods of the poor. For more information, visit

Clinton Global Initiative Closes First Annual Meeting With $1.25 Billion in Commitments.” week to tackle issues related to poverty, climate change, religion, and public and private-sector governance. See

Columbia University M.A. Program in Climate Science and Policy Expands Number of Student Fellowships and Research Assistantships. This new twelve-month degree program trains professionals and academics to understand and address climate risk and the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. At the end of twelve intensive months, graduates are better prepared to address environmental issues from positions in government, business, and nongovernmental organizations while others choose to enter PhD programs in the social or natural sciences or enroll in Law or Business school.  A limited but expanding number of Fellowships and research assistantships are available. For more information on the Program in Climate and Society, please see

Enviro Dvds From Green Planet. Green Planet Films is a non-profit distributor of eco-related films seeking to “preserve and protect our planet by educating the public about the science, beauty, and fragility of the natural world.” DVDs are from around the globe, covering topics such as recycling, urban sprawl, wildlife, endangered species, pollution, and more. Contact

Environmental Jeopardy. Earth Day Network (EDN) has created the first two in a series of three interactive games on environmental issues. Designed like the game show, each edition of Environmental Jeopardy focuses on a specific environmental theme with in-depth answers and suggestions for how to conduct further research. Both available editions can be downloaded for free by registering on the Teachers Corner of the EDN website, All new members get a hard copy of the original edition along with the official game board.

FAO Evaluation: The evaluation website of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations describes the monitoring and evaluation policies of the organization and provides searchable databases of FAO project evaluations and evaluation documents.

FMD/ISSC Prize: The Foundation Mattei Dogan and the International Social Science Council announce the Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research. This prize is awarded to a social scientist who has advanced the scientific knowledge in the social sciences, by crossing the disciplinary boundaries or by recombining different specialties, in his/her research and writings. It can also be offered to a team of scholars enjoying a high reputation in academic circles. The prize will be awarded for the first time at the General Assembly of the International Social Science Council, in November 2006, and afterwards, every four years. The amount of the prize is US$5,000. The laureate will be invited to give a lecture at the ISSC General Assembly. Nominations for the prize can be made by ISSC members, or other professional associations in various disciplines, as well as by universities and academic institutions. The selection will be made by an international jury. The nominations are to be received at the ISSC Secretariat, by e-mail [] April 21, 2006 at the latest.  See

Hot Science – Cool Talks Lecture Series – Online. 2005 Fall Lectures from September 2005 to May 2006. This Outreach Lecture Series is presented by the Environmental Science Institute (ESI) University of Texas at Austin and provides leading researchers a means to communicate their research to K-12 educators. Providing pre-lecture activities, audience participation opportunities, Internet broadcast, a CD-ROM of the lecture series, and more.

IFPRI Dataset. Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems (PAGE): Agroecosystems Dataset. The PAGE dataset was prepared by IFPRI in collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI). The study identifies linkages between crop production systems and environmental services that might lead to policies that can contribute both to improved food output and improved ecosystem service provision. The dataset includes a series of 24 maps that provide a detailed spatial perspective on agroecosystems and agroecosystem services. For further details and ordering information, visit

International Painting Competition:  Deadline:  January 20, 2006 15th International Painting Competition on the Environment: “Deserts, Drylands and Desertification Through the Eyes of Children.” Children (ages 6-14) around the world are invited to express their views about the  future of the world’s deserts and the issue of desertification. Submissions accepted at Regional United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) offices.

International Rivers Network (IRN) Appeal to Investors on Dam Projects Experience shows that large dams can carry high environmental, social, economic and reputational risks. The IRN has called upon large banks and SRI firms to adopt the World Commission on Dams (WCD) recommendations. These are included in a WCD report published in November 2000, which also highlights best practice to date for developing new dam projects.

International Year of Deserts and Desertification:  1 January 2006 – 31 December 2006.  Worldwide.

Itronics Inc (ITRO) becomes the world’s only fully integrated photochemical recycling company. It provides photochemical waste collection services, recovers and refines silver from the photochemicals, manufactures and blends liquid fertilizers – GOLD’n GRO from the processed residual, and sells and distributes a line of liquid fertilizers developed for specific applications, such as golf and lawn turf maintenance programs, vegetables, wine grapes, citrus and evergreens.  See

Journal of Environment and Development is looking for partners and financial contributions for producing occasional special issues. For suggestions for special issues contact the Editor-in-Chief at

Joyce Foundation Pledges $24 Million to Restore Great Lakes Ecosystem. See

Marine Mammal Seminars: California. NIA Camp Ocean Pines is hosting three weekend retreats in January 2006 focused on Marine Mammals, featuring leading researchers sharing their latest research and discoveries. January 6-8: “Tagging of Pacific Pelagics” January 13-15: “Sleuthing Mother Nature” January 20-23: “Sea Otters” Cost of the weekend workshop includes 2 nights lodging in passive solar designed cabins made with strawbale construction, 6 excellent meals, materials and instruction.

McKnight Foundation has named Ron Kroese as program officer for environmental issues.

Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting: Grantham Prize.  $75,000 award recognizing exceptional reporting on the environment by media in the U.S. and Canada. Deadline: 03/24/2006.

Plant Conservation Education Newsletter. Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)(U.S.) has launched a Plant Conservation Education E-mail Newsletter. “Education E-Update” is a free monthly email newsletter featuring the latest in plant conservation education news from BGCI and other plant-based education organizations.

Pop-Environment Fellowship Opportunity for African Professionals. The Professional Exchange for Applied Knowledge (PEAK) Initiative is an international fellowship program that supports early career professionals with a commitment to the field of population, reproductive health, or population-environment. The fellowship, which is administered by the University of Michigan’s Population Fellows Programs, is currently seeking candidates who are full-time employees at either local civil society organizations or international project field offices in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, or Tanzania. The application deadline is September 12, 2005. For more information and an application:

Poverty Analysis Initiative (PAI): The PAI, part of the World Bank Institute’s Poverty and Growth Program (PGP), aims at enhancing the capacity of different audiences in three areas: poverty measurement and diagnostics, poverty monitoring, and poverty impact evaluation. The goal of the PAI is to promote increased use of information and analysis in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of poverty reduction policies. Various PAI resources are available on the website:,,contentMDK:20282391~menuPK:461255~pagePK:64156158~piPK:64152884~theSitePK:461246,00.html.

The Social Indicators and Statistics Database (BADEINSO): The English version of the Social Indicators and Statistics Database (BADEINSO from its Spanish acronym) is maintained by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The database gives free access to data on about 130 social indicators on demography, education, health, housing, employment, wages, poverty and income distribution, the economy, and the Millennium Development Goals for Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Teams to end Poverty: A global communication and partnership campaign launched by the United Nations Development Programme. It aims to mobilize individuals and institutions to contribute to the collective effort required to combat poverty in all parts of the world. It seeks to garner support for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.


International Year of Deserts & Desertification: 1 January 2006 – 31 December 2006.  Worldwide.

First International Conference on Environmental Change in Lakes, Lagoons and Wetlands of the Southern Mediterranean Region:  4 January 2006 – 7 January 2006.  Cairo, Egypt.

Southern Political Science Association. January 4-7, 2006. New Orleans, LA.

8th Biennial Coalition for Education in the Outdoors (CEO) Research Symposium to be held January 13-15, 2006. Indiana University, Martinsville, Indiana.

UN Conference on the Renegotiation of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994, Fourth Part. 16 -20 January 2006.  Geneva, Switzerland.〈=1

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination of Discrimination Against Women: 34th Session: 16 January 2006 – 3 February 2006.  UN headquarters, New York.

Latin America and the Cribbean Regional Implementation Meeting: 18-19 January 2006. Santiago, Chile.

2006 Waste Management National Meeting. January 18-20, 2006. Arlington, VA.

Asia and the Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting. 19 January 2006 – 20 January 2006.  Bangkok, Thailand.

4th International Conference on Civic Education: Research and Practice. Jan. 19-21, 2006. Orlando/Altamonte, Florida

9th Annual Electric Utilities Environmental Conference. January 22-25, 2006. Tucson, AZ.

New Zealand Association for Environmental Educators Conference: January 22-25, 2006 ~ Auckland, New Zealand.

Working Conference on Enhancing Equitable Livelihood Benefits of Dams Using Decision Support Systems: 23 – 26 January 2006.  Nazareth, Ethiopia.

Third Global Conference on oceans, Coasts and Islands: 23 January 2006 – 27 January 2006.  Paris, France.

4th Meeting of the Working Group on Article 8(J) and ABDS-4. January 23 – February 3, 2006. Granada, Spain.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual conference.. January 25-28, 2006. Washington, DC, U.S.A. Internet:

Third International Meeting: Acting Together for the Future of the Blue Planet” 29 January 2006 – 2 February 2006.  Boulogne, France.

Wetlands, Water, and Livelihoods Workshop:  30 January 2006 – 2 February 2006.  St. Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

“Green Power 5” International Conference and Exhibition on Sustainable Power Development.  2-3 February 2006.  New Delhi, India.

Delhi Sustainbale Development Summit 2006: 2 February 2006 – 4 February 2006.  New Delhi, India.

International Conference on Chemicals Management:  4 February 2006 – 6 February 2006.  Dubai, UAE.

International Conference on Chemicals Management. February 4-6, 2006. Dubai, UAE.

UNEP GC-24/GMEF:  5 February 2007 – 9 February 2007.  Nairobi, Kenya.

Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management in the Middle East. Sponsored by NATO. February 6-17, 2006. Arava Institute, southern Israel.

Course on Participatory Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation. Wageningen, The Netherlands. February 6-24, 2006. Web:

Ninth Special Session of the Governing Council/Seventh Global Ministerial Environment Forum:  7 February 2006 – 9 February 2006.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

44th Session of the Commission for Social Development: 8 February 2006 – 17 February 2006.  UN headquarters, New York.

Opening Gates In Teacher Education ~ Virtual Conference February 13-15, 2006 ~ Online

6th UN Forum on Forests (UNEF-6):  13 February 2006 – 24 February 2006.  New York, USA. Internet:

Training Programme on Food and Nutrition Security. Wageningen, The Netherlands. February 13-April 28, 2006. Web:

Conference on Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Innovation. 17 February 2006 – 18 February 2006.  Tramelan, Switzerland

American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference. February 19-21, 2005 – Washington, DC.

Second Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference: 20 February 2006 – 21 February 2006.  Adelaide, Australia. Internet:

Second Meeting of the Open-Ended Ad Hoc Working Group on liability and Redress in the Context of Biosafety Protocol.  20-24 February 2006.  Montreal, Canada.

Sharing the Fish Conference 2006: 23 February 2006 – 2 March 2006.  Perth, Australia.

50th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women:  27 February 2006 – 10 March 2006.  UN headquarters, New York.

Carbon Market Insights 2006 Event:  28 February 2006 – 2 March 2006.  Copenhagen, Denmark.

Forest Leadership Conference “The Sustainability Challenge”:  1 March 2006 – 2 March 2006.  Toronto, Canada.

39th Session of the Commission on Population and Development: 1 March 2006 – 1 April 2006.  UN headquarters, New York.

Towards Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mountainous Regions. Chiang Mai, Thailand. March 7-9, 2006.

International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development: New Challenges and Options for Revitalizing Rural Communities. 7-10 March 2006.  Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Fourth World Telecommunication Development Conference: 7 March 2006 – 15 March 2006.  Doha, Qatar.

CBD COP-8 and Biosafety COP/MOP-3:  13 March 2006 – 31 March 2006.  Curitiba, Brazil.

The World Congress on Communication for Development (WCCD). Rome, Italy. March 15-17, 2006.

Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting: Democracy and Diversity. March 16 – 18, 2006. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Website:

4th World Water Forum: Local Actions for a Global Change:  16 March 2006 – 22 March 2006.  Mexico City, Mexico. Internet:

Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia, 2006 conference, March 17-19, 2006.

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: March 22-25, 2006. San Diego, CA, U.S.A. Internet:

Linking the Global and the Local: Education for Development in a Globalizing World. Dublin College University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland. March 23-24, 2006.

1st Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union, “The Challenge for Europe: Governance, Economics and Multiculturalism.” Saturday, March 25, 2006. University of Pittsburgh.

DISCCRS II Symposium: Preparing PhD. Graduates for Climate Change/Impact Careers: March 26 – April 2, 2006 at the Asilomar Conference Center, CA.>

Working Party on the Management of Wildlife and Protected Areas/African Forestry and Wildlife Commission:  27 March 2006 – 1 April 2006.  Maputo, Mozambique.

GLOBE 2006. March 29-31, 2006. Vancouver, BC, Canada. Internet:

John Muir in Global Perspective Conference, March 31-April 1, 2006,

North Carolina Political Science Association: March 21-April 1, 2006. High Point, NC.

Pennsylvania Poltical Science Association. March 31-April 1, 2006. Harrisburg, PA.

Sixth International Evaluation Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation. The Netherlands. April 3-5, 2006.

56th Political Studies Association Annual Conference:”Liberty, Security and the Challenge of Government, ” April 3-6, 2006, University of Reading, UK.

Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, Annual Conference 2006: April 4-6, 2006. University of Reading, UK. Internet:

International Symposium on Water and Land Management for Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture: 4 April 2006 – 8 April 2006.  Adana, Turkey.

Association for Asian Studies, AAS Annual Meeting: April 6-9, 2006. San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. Internet:

2006 EECO Annual Conference Theme:  April 6-9, in Beachwood, Ohio.

Fifth Session of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention:  3 April 2006 – 7 April 2006.  Geneva, Switzerland.

Value of Animals Conference: April 8-9, 2006 ~ Tallahassee, Florida.

International Conference on Livestock Services Enhancing Rural Development. Beijing, China. April 16-22, 2006. Email Gong Xifeng at or Liu Yukun at

Global Warming Interantional Conference and Expo (GW17). April 20-21, 2006. Miami, USA.

Midwest Political Science Association. April 20-23, 2006. Chicago, IL.

New York State Political Science Association. April 21-22, 2006. New York Ciy. www.

Globalization: Reconfigurings of World Space. International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place, Towson, Maryland. April 28-30, professionals and activists. For further information contact: John Murungi, Conference Co-organizer

A Stockholm Convention Meeting: Open -ended ad hoc working group on non-compliance. April 28-29, 2006. Geneva, Switzerland.

7th China International Environmental Protection Exhibition: EPTEE 2006 Shanghai, China, 28-30 April 2006:

Second Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (POPs COP-2):  1 May 2006 – 5 May 2006.  Geneva, Switzerland.

14th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. May 1-12, 2006. New York. Internet:

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: 35th Session: 1 May 2006 – 1 July 2006.  UN headquarters, New York.

Environmental Education Association of Illinois (EEAI) , 2006 Annual Conference, May 4-6, in Grafton, Illinois.

2nd Midwest Environmental Ethics Conference: St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 6, 2006.

International Training of Trainers on Wetland Management. Wageningen, The Netherlands May 8-May 26, 2006.

Training Programme on the Conservation, Management, and Use of Plant Genetic Resources in Agriculture. Wageningen, The Netherlands. May 8-June 30, 2006

Conference on Engineering and Climate Change.  9 May 2006 – 12 May 2006.  Ottawa, Canada.

2006 League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF) Conference, May 16-19, 2006 ~ Bradenton, Florida

Envirowater 2006 Conference: 17 May 2006 – 19 May 2006.  Delft, the Netherlands.

International Conference on Economics of Poverty, Environment, and Natural Resource Use. Wageningen, The Netherlands. May 17-19, 2006

Agricultural Information Professionals in Africa– International Association for Agricultural Information Professionals (IAALD). Nairobi, Kenya. May 21-26, 2006.

Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy annual policy conference, “Cooperation on Planning and Operation of Transboundary Watersheds”. May 22-24 2006. Rio Rico, Arizona

Review Conference for Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Agreement: May 22 – 26 2006. NY.

Training Programme on Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Safety. Wageningen, The Netherlands. May 22-June 30, 2006.

Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) will hold its Thirteenth Annual Conference on the Adirondacks on May 24-25, 2006, Hilton Hotel in Lake Placid, New York.

World Environment Day:  5 June 2006.  Theme for World Environment Day 2006 is Deserts and Desertification.

First Session of the ITPGR Governing Body:  12-16 June 2006.  Spain.

Writer’s Conference & Workshop. June 13-16, 2006 ~ Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Workshop honoring Rachel Carson and featuring the work of Henry David Thoreau.

22nd International Commission on World Dams Congress: 18 June 2006 – 23 June 2006.  Barcelona, Spain.

The Eleventh Biennial Global Conference of IASCP on Survival of the Commons: Mounting Challenges and New Realities. Bali, Indonesia. June 19-23, 2006.

8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies:  19 June 2006 – 23 June 2006.  Trondheim, Norway. Internet:

World Urban Forum III:  19 June 2006 -23 June 2006.  Vancouver, Canada.

Civicus World Assembly 2006:  June 21-25, 2006. Glasgow, Scotland.

Society for Conservation Biology, 20th Annual Meeting: “Conservation Without Borders.” June 24-28, 2006, San Jose, California:

CEEISA Annual Convention: “Reflecting on a wider Europe and beyond: norms, rights and interests.” University of Tartu, Estonia, 25 – 27 June2006.

4th International Conference on Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities, June 26-30, 2006.

Second International Conference on Quantified Eco-Efficiency Analysis for Sustainability:  28 June 2006 – 30 June 2006.  Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands.:

2006 International Peace Research Association Conference, June 29th – July 3rd 2006 in Calgary, Canada. .

22nd Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee and the 16th Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee: 1 July 2006 – 1 September 2006.  Venue to be confirmed.

4th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities: July 3-6, 2006. University of Carthage, Tunisia. Internet:

International Political Science Association XX World Congress: July 9-14, 2006. Fukuoka, Japan. Internet:

The Sixth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations. Monash University Centre, Prato (Near Florence), Italy, 11-14 July 2006

Living with Climate Variability and Change:  Understanding the Uncertainties and Managing the Risks. Espoo, Finland: July 17-21, 2006.

International Conference On Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. University of the Aegean, Island of Rhodes, Greece, 18-21 July 2006

International Sociological Association, World Congress 2006 Durban, July 23-29, 2006 (see in particular, sections organized by the ISA Research Committee on Society and Environment):

Conference on New Challenges in Management of Boreal Forests:  28 August 2006 – 30 August 2006.  Umeå, Sweden:

American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting: August 31- September 4, 2006. San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. Internet:

Fifth Session of the Committee for the Review of the UN Convention to Combat Desertifiction (CRIC-5):  1 September 2006.  Buenos Aires, Argentina.

20th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection (EnviroInfo-2006). 6-8 Septemeber 2006.

1st ECPR Graduate Conference (European Consortium for Political Research): September 7-9, 2006. University of Essex, UK. Internet:

2006 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group: 19 September 2006 – 20 September 2006.  Singapore, Singapore.

IFCS Forum V, 21-29, September 2006, in Budapest, Hungary.

VIIIth World Congress 2006 of IFSAM*  “Enhancing managerial responsiveness to global challenges” September 28-30, Berlin, Germany.

Third Conference of Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (PIC COP-3):  9 October 2006 – 13 October 2006.  Geneva, Switzerland.

NAAEE Annual Conference: St. Paul, Minnesota: October 10-14, 2006.

2nd  International Young Scientists (YSC) Global Change Conference. 7-8 November 2006. Beijing, China.

Fifth Conference of the Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture (AFITA) on Agricultural Information Technology for Rural Development.  Bangalore, India. November 9-11, 2006.

Global Environmental Change: Regional Challenges. 9-12 November 2006 in Beijing, China.

Basel COP-8. Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention, Nairobi, 27 November to 1 December 2006.

Dedicated Session for the Restore America’s Estuaries 3rd National Conference – “Forging the National Imperative” – December 9-13, 2006, New Orleans, LA.

International Dialogue on Science and Practice in Sustainable Development: Linking Knowledge with Action: 23 January 2007 – 27 January 2007.  Chiang Mai, Thailand.

International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: February 28- March 3, 2007. Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Internet: http://csf.Colorado.EDU/isa/

Fourteenth Conference of the Parties to CITES: 1 March 2007 – 1 May 2007.  The Netherlands.

AAS Annual Meeting (Association for Asian Studies): March 22-25, 2007. Boston, MA, U.S.A. Internet:

American Political Science Association annual meeting: August 30 – September 2, 2007. Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Internet:

Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (COP-8): 1 November 2007.  Spain.

American Political Science Association annual meeting: August 28 – 31, 2008. Boston, MA, U.S.A. Internet:

20th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage: 1 November 2008.  Lahore, Pakistan.