Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter – September 2004 – “Back to School Issue”
Editor: David Downie, Columbia University
Assistant Editor: Rosemarie Savio
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- 5.1. JOBS
- 5.2. POST-DOCS
- 5.3. FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS
- 5.4 OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS, UNDERGRADS AND RECENT GRADUATES
1.1. ESS Officers
(Dates indicate when term expires).
Chair: Ronnie Lipschutz (2005)
Vice-chair: Beth De-Sombre (2006)
Executive Committee: Geoffrey Dabelko (2006), Kathryn Hochstetler (2006), Gabriela Kütting (2006), Tamar Gutner (2005), Michelle Betsill (2005), and Paul Harris (2005).
Nominations Committee: Samuel Barkin (2006), Ken Wilkening (2006), Miranda Schreurs (2005) and Ron Mitchell (2005).
Sprout Committee: Kate O’Neill (2006), Stacy VanDeveer (2006), Wil Burns (2005), Richard Matthews (2005) and Beth DeSombre (2005).
Section Representative to Global Environmental Politics Board: Paul Steinberg (2006).
1.2. ISA Conferences
Next year’s conference will be held in Honolulu, HI, on the topic “Dynamics of World Politics: Capacity, Preferences and Leadership.” ESS members should note that dropping out of the conference at the last minute can lead to penalties both to the individual and to the ESS section.
Also, the 2004 International Studies Association-Northeast region (ISA-NE) and the Northeast American Political Science Association (NPSA), November 11-13, 2004 at the Omni Parker House, Boston, MA (www.isanet.org under “Regions & Sections.”).
1.3. ESS Website Announcement
Marcus Schaper at the University of Maryland has graciously taken responsibility for the ESS website. We welcome comments and suggestions for the site ).You can always find the ESS site by pointing your browser to http://www.isanet.org/sections/ and selecting the link to the ESS site.
1.4. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). To be added to the list, please contact the Chair or the Newsletter editor (email@example.com).
2. NEW PUBLICATIONS
- Liliana B. Andonova, Transnational Politics of the Environment: The European Union and Environmental Policy in Central and Eastern Europe. MIT Press, 2004.
- Matthew R. Auer, ed., Restoring Cursed Earth: Appraising Environmental Policy Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. Rowman & Littlefield Press, 2004.
- Regina Axelrod, David Downie and Norman Vig, eds., Global Environmental Policy, 2nd Edition. Washington: CQ Press, 2004.
- Peggy F. Barlett and Geoffrey W. Chase, Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change. MIT Press, 2004.
- Steffen Bauer and Frank Biermann, A World Environmental Organization: Solution or Threat of Effective International Enviornmental Governance? Ashgate, 2004
- David Downie and Terry Fenge, Eds., Northern Lights Against Pops: Combating Toxic Threats In The Arctic. Mcgill-Queens Univ Press, 2003. (Now in paperback, www.mqup.Mcgill.Ca).
- Robert F. Durant, Daniel J. Fiorino, and Rosemary O’Leary, eds., Environmental Governance Reconsidered: Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities.MIT Press, 2004.
- Robyn Eckersley, The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty. MIT Press, 2004.
- Michael M. Gunter, Jr. Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity. Dartmouth College and University Press of New England, 2004
- Peter I. Hajnal and John J. Kirton, Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance. Ashgate, 2004.
- Neil E. Harrison and Gary C. Bryner, eds., Science and Politics in the International Environment. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003.
- Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long Martello, eds., Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance. MIT Press, 2004.
- Norichika Kane and Peter Haas, eds., Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance. Brookings Institution Press, 2004.
- Margaret P. Karns and Karen A. Mingst, International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance. Lynne Reinner, 2004.
- John J. Kirton and Michael J. Trebilcock, Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance. Ashgate, 2004.
- Jean E. Krasno, The United Nations: Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society. Lynne Reinner, 2004.
- Gabriela Kutting, Globalization And Environment; Greening Global Political Economy. SUNY Press, NY, 2004.
- Arthur Molella and Joyce Bedi, eds., Inventing for the Environment. MIT Press, 2004.
- Brian K. Obach, Labor and the Environmental Movement: The Quest for Common Ground. MIT Press, 2004.
- Dara O’Rourke, Community-Driven Regulation: Balancing Development and the Environment in Vietnam.MIT Press, 2004.
- David Ward Phillips and Julie A. Soloway, Governing Global Trade Disputes: Direct Access under NAFTA and the WTO. Ashgate, 2004.
- Barry Rabe, Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy. Brookings Institution Press, 2004.
- Patricia J. Scharlin and J. Gary Taylor, Smart Alliance: How a Global Corporation and Environmental Activiists Transformed a Tarnished Brand. Yale University Press, 2004.
- James Gustave Speth, Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment. Yale University Press, 2004.
- Detlef F. Sprinz, and Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias, eds., Models, Numbers, and Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 2004.
- Norman J. Vig and Michael G. Faure, eds., Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union. MIT Press, 2004.
- Kenneth E. Wilkening, Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan: A History of Knowledge and Action toward Sustainability. MIT Press, 2004.
- UNEP, Africa Environment Outlook: Case Studies. Human Vulnerability to Change. UNEP, 2004.
- UNEP, Energy Subsidies: Lessons Learned in Assessing their Impact and Designing Policy Reforms. UNEP, 2004.
- UNEP, Environment Outlook: Case Studies. Human Vulnerability to Change. UNEP 2004
- UNEP, GEO Yearbook 2003.UNEP, 2004.
- UNEP, Global Environment Outlook (GEO) 2003. UNEP, 2003.
- Global Environmental Politics publishes many articles by ESS members. See http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=4&tid=4. This section will not list publications unless specifically requested by an ESS member.
- William C.G. Burns, “The Berlin Initiative on Strengthening the Conservation Agenda of the International Whaling Commission: Toward a New Era for Cetaceans?” Review of European Community & International Environmental Law 13(1): 72-84 (2004). An electronic PDF reprint is available upon request: firstname.lastname@example.org***********************************************************************
3. ON THE WEB
- Agricultural Market Access Database (AMAD): http://www.amad.org.
- The Use of Economic Instruments in Environmental Policy: Opportunities and Challenges; Economic Instruments in Biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements; and Energy Subsidies: Lessons Learned in Assessing their Impact and Designing Policy Reforms. The aim of these three UNEP publications is to enhance the capacity of policymakers, and other stakeholder to develop and implement economic instruments to promote sustainable development, and to curtail the use of adverse incentives such as environmentally harmful subsidies. The three publications are available for download via the ETB website (http://www.unep.ch/etu/etp/index.htm). Further requests for the publications in hardcopy can be directed to the Economic and Trade Branch (email@example.com).
- Analyzing Agriculture. This site provided current information on world trends in major agricultural commodities. Its publications provide in-depth background on and analyses of world agricultural markets. For more information, visit www.analysingagriculture.com.
- APSA Monthly Newsletter: http://www.apsanet.org/news/enewsletter.cfm
- APSA offers online access to Annual Meeting papers through PROceedings: Political Research Online, APSA’s online conference paper archive: http://www.apsanet.org/mtgs/proceedings.cfm
- ASIL-WIG page updates (www.internationalwildlifelaw.org) under the “What’s New” section: bibliography of gray and peer-reviewed literature on environmental change (climate change/ozone depletion) impacts on wildlife species (and agricultural resources) has been updated, with over 600 citations added since the last incarnation in June, 2003. The bibliography now has over 3800 citations; it is also fully searchable; more than 500 of the citations are “live” hyperlinks to relevant materials; Putrajaya Declaration of Regional Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Seas of East Asia (2003) (PDF file); Singapore: Animal and Birds Amendment Bill (2002) (PDF file); Plant Protection Act of Zimbabwe (PDF file); IUCN, An Explanatory Guide to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (2003); Documents from the Second Scientific Meeting of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black and Mediterranean Sea.
- Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute Working Papers series, www.earth.columbia.edu/cgsd/workingpapers.html
- CITES World, the biannual newsletter published by the UNEP Secretariat for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), is now available online. The English version is available at http://www.cites.org/eng/news/newsletter.shtml
- Clean Air- Cool Planet sponsors a program for campuses to calculate greenhouse gas emissions: http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/for_campuses.php
- Food and Agriculture Organization’s Information Management and Resource Kit (IMARK) — http://www.fao.org/gil/imark/index_en.htm. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has created the Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK), a partnership-based e-learning initiative that will train individuals in the effective management of agricultural information. IMARK supports agencies, institutions, and networks worldwide, allowing them to work together and share information effectively within a virtual community of practice.
- Inside the Earth Institute highlights some of the research and new education programs at Columbia’s Earth Institute: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/e-newsletter/
- Investor Guide to Climate Risk: http://www.incr.com
- ISA – ESS Page: http://www.isanet.org/sections/ and select the link to the ESS site.
- M.A. Program in Climate and Society, Columbia University’s graduate program: www.columbia.edu/climatesociety.
- National Geographic Map Machine. Online atlas allows customizable searches for nearly any place on Earth to view by population, climate, and much more. View antique maps, find country facts, or plan an outdoor adventure with a trail map. http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/
- Precautionary Principle Project. The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Redlands has announced the launching of the Precautionary Principle Project: http://www.institute.redlands.edu/p3. Resources on the site, which will be updated and supplemented on a regular basis, include the following: 1. The text of more than 400 local, state, national, and international ordinances, laws, treaties and soft law instruments that incorporate the precautionary principle; 2. A bibliography of gray and peer-reviewed literature that currently contains more than 450 citations (hundreds more will follow soon); 3. Links to online reports; 4. A discussion list devoted to the PP (low volume and strictly moderated); and 5. Announcements of upcoming pertinent meetings and conferences.
- Smithsonian Spotlight on Science Weekly eNewsletter features the Institute Scientists’ latest research endeavors and ongoing work including biodiversity and human cultures. http://www2.si.edu/research/spotlight/
- State of the Planet 2004, a conference hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, assembled dozens of the world’s leading scientists, development specialists, and environmental policy makers to discuss mobilizing science to fight global poverty. The conference concluded with a solid, authoritative statement about the State of the Planet, which analyzes global trends, assesses risks, and identifies opportunities for global actions to provide essential food, water, energy, and health services to the Earth’s inhabitants without destroying the world’s critical ecosystems. In addition to the statement, The Earth Institute website is running full video coverage of the conference, including presentations by Dr. E. O. Wilson; World Food Prize winner Dr. Pedro Sanchez; Chief Scientist of The World Bank Dr. Robert Watson; Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher; Executive Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative Mary Robinson, and many other esteemed scientists, policy makers, and leaders. See http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/sop2004/
- Sustainable Consumption. Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has launched a new online, searchable database cataloguing information about sustainable consumption and production initiatives in North America (http://nasca.icspac.net/db/), covering such issues as advertising and marketing, children and youth, cleaner production, consumer products, organic products, procurement, poverty, tourism, trade, transport and waste.
- Survey on Sustainable Design in Campuses. If you are interested in sustainable design being taught on campuses, see the results from a survey done by Metropolis: www.metropolismag.com/html/content_0803/sus/index.html
- TRIO – The Newsletter of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation: http://www.cec.org/trio
- UNEP FI E-BULLLETIN: http://www.unepfi.net/ebulletin. The UNEP FI e-bulletin is a monthly publication of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.
- Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development: http://www.greenyearbook.org/***********************************************************************
4. CALLS FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS/SUBMISSIONS
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 http://fpa.tamu.edu
EcoLomic Policy and Law is a new scientific online publication series . It is published by EcoLomics International – Geneva and specializes in the analysis of certain trade and environment issues mainly from the perspectives of Global Environmental Policy and Public International Law. EPAL invites submissions in the following fields: WTO / Trade and the Environment; GMOs, Biosafety, the Precautionary Principle; The Codex Alimentarius and Environment-related Food Safety; Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Genetic Resources; and North-South Aspects of above Subject Areas For the general framework of the publication series and for additional information on the subject matter covered please consult the sections: Presentation, Scope, and Call for Papers on the horizontal link bar of the site. For more information, contact Urs Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Politics and Gender Journal Invites Initial Submissions. Politics and Gender is the new journal of APSA’s Women and Politics Research Organized Section (www.apsanet.org/~wpol) and invites submissions. The journal is an intellectually rigorous, methodologically sophisticated, agenda-setting journal that publishes the highest quality scholarship on gender and politics and women and politics. Karen Beckwith, the College of Wooster, and Lisa Baldez, Dartmouth College are serving as editors. Further information about the journal can be found at www.apsanet.org/~wpol/Announcements.html
2004 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. The topic of this year`s conference is “Greening of Policies – Interlinkages and Policy Integration”. In addition to this research focus we will host a special panel on interdisciplinary environmental teaching programs. For more information visit the 2004 Berlin Conference-homepage at www.fu-berlin.de/ffu/akumwelt/bc2004/index.htm.
Conference on Crises and Sustainable Development invites papers, panel proposals, co-sponsors and attendees. The Conference will be held at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management (LKAEM) in Warsaw (Poland) in October 9-10, 2004. The conference will be inter- and transdisciplinary and devoted to the crisis problematique (in a very broad sense – all types of crises, all dimensions, aspects etc.) in the context of the idea of sustainability (technological, economic, ecological, social, cultural etc.) and include discussions and debates on: info- and communication technologies, bio-technologies and their impacts; the passage from emerging info society to the future knowledge society; and how to make the future sustainable. For more information, contact Prof. Lech W. Zacher (ISA – ESS member), Director, Center for Impact Assessment Studies and Forecasting, LKAM, email@example.com; www.wspiz.edu.pl/ciasf/.
A Gender, Environment, and Social Development in the West-Nordic and Arctic Areas Conference welcomes proposals from all disciplines for panels and papers focusing on gender, environment, social welfare and rural development, broadly defined, in the West-Nordic and Arctic areas. The West-Nordic and Arctic countries and nations share a heavy reliance on the natural environment. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance, to the survival and development of these areas, that sustainable development be ensured. The United Nations has made it clear that sustainable development cannot be achieved without gender equality. Therefore, it is very important to examine the interplay of gender and environment in shaping societal development in these areas. The aim of the conference is to create a forum for cooperation, in which ideas and experiences can be shared by academics and policymakers. Proposals should be submitted to: Centre for Gender Equality/ c/o Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir/ Hvannavöllum 14/ 600 Akureyri/ ICELAND, or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and more information can be found at http://www.jafnretti.is.
2005 International Conference on General Education’s Role in Promoting Sustainable Living, April 28-30, 2005, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Shu-Te University in Taiwan is host to the 2005 Conference. Academics and practitioners are cordially invited to participate. Submitted papers will be reviewed by members of the program committee. Papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published as conference proceedings. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Theory and practice in environmental education; Civil environmental protection; Construction and application of value; and Effects and assessment of multicultural education. Submission Deadline: October 31, 2004. http://sl2005.stu.edu.tw
Western Political Science Association 2005 Annual Meeting, Marriott, Oakland City Center – March 17-19, 2005, Oakland, California. Peter Cannavo, chair of this year’s Environmental Political Theory Section at the Western Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Oakland, California is soliciting proposals for papers and panels whose subject matters falls into the intersection of environmental politics, policy, or science on the one hand and political and/or social theory on the other. Papers or panels in the area of political theory and science or technolgy would also be welcome. For those of you who haven’t been to WPSA, it is an excellent conference for scholars interested in environmental politics. In addition to the Environmental Political Theory section, there is also an Environmental Politics section. The deadline for submission of program participation forms is Friday, September 10, 2004.
Trading Justice: NAFTA’s New Links and Conflicts. The Center for Research on Women and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis invite proposals for papers to be delivered March 24-26, 2005 at a multidisciplinary, international symposium on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Proposals that address social inequality and social justice activism, both locally within NAFTA’s signatory countries and across borders, are particularly encouraged. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, labor activism and worker-to-worker exchanges, local community impacts and civic engagement, the environmental consequences of NAFTA, gender and im/migration, citizenship and racial/ethnic identities, and transnational communities. Papers that include descriptions of specific research experiences and methodological concerns from projects examining NAFTA’s effects during the past decade are especially welcome. Scholarship that explores the future development and possible implications of the NAFTA corridor (I-69, for which Memphis, Tennessee lies at the mid-point) is also of interest. Interested scholars and activists/practitioners should submit a proposal of approximately 500 words (excluding references) that summarizes their topic, methods of investigation and conclusions. A brief biographical statement and full contact information should also be included. To ensure consideration, proposals must be received by November 1, 2004 at: NAFTA Symposium, Center for Research on Women, The University of Memphis, Clement Hall 337, Memphis, TN 38152. Authors will be notified of the results of their submission by December 15, 2004. Food and lodging expenses at the symposium will be covered for authors of successful proposals. Limited travel assistance is also available, with priority given to participants from Mexico, Canada and other locations outside of the United States.
Workshop on Human Security and Climate Change, Oslo June 21-23, 2005. You can also find the call on http://www.cicero.uio.no/humsec/. The conference is organized jointly by the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo and the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo for the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) Project of the International Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme (IHDP). The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The deadline for submissions of paper proposals is 20 September. Please reply to the e-mail address set up for the workshop: email@example.com.
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Hoosier Environmental Council Air and Energy Policy Director. The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) is seeking a dynamic individual committed to environmental protection for the position of Air and Energy Policy Director. HEC is a non-profit statewide environmental organization. The Air and Energy Policy Director promotes HEC’s goals for air quality protection and expanded use of clean energy technologies and reduced energy consumption. Education, organizing and advocacy are the focus of the director’s work. To apply, email or send cover letter, resume with references, and at least 2 writing samples to Tim Maloney, Hoosier Environmental Council, 1915 W. 18th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Assistant Position (Science). Congressman Ehlers is seeking candidates for a Legislative Assistant to handle Science Committee issues in his personal office. The person would be responsible for advising the Congressman and developing policy on all scientific issues that are before Congress. In addition, the person would be responsible for staying abreast of developments in the different fields of science and briefing the Congressman on new issues or discoveries relevant to federal policy, working with the various scientific organizations on policy and scientific issues, and representing the Congressman’s views to the scientific community. The qualifications for the position include: A PhD is required; background in science policy; strong writing, communication, and networking skills; ability to keep abreast of research in different fields of science; knowledge of PowerPoint; and experience in the federal legislative process. Please e-mail resume and CV (as appropriate) to Cameron.email@example.com , with the subject “Ehlers Science Position”. No phone calls or faxes please.
Macalester College Environmental Studies Department, Environmental History. The Environmental Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental history at the assistant or associate professor level to begin fall 2005. PhD required. The successful candidate will be expected to share in the teaching of core courses for Environmental Studies majors (Environmental Analysis and Problem Solving and the Senior Seminar); will assist in the development of the Environmental Studies curriculum; will offer topics courses cross listed in Environmental Studies and History; and will have the opportunity to offer one additional course per year in the History Department. The successful candidate may also be expected to contribute to the broader College curriculum by offering courses that support the First-Year Seminar program or other interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, Humanities and Cultural Studies, International Studies, or Women’s and Gender Studies. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, examples of recent professional work, pedagogical statement, statement of research interests, and student evaluations to Dr. Brett Smith, Acting Chair of Environmental Studies, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Applications received by 15 October 2004 will receive first consideration. The Politix Group: www.politixgroup.com (This site provides links to job listings in U.S. federal agencies, U.S. Congressional offices, and international legislatures.)
Macalester College Environmental Studies Department, Environmental Policy and Politics. The Environmental Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in international or comparative environmental policy/politics at the assistant or associate professor level to begin fall 2005. PhD in Environmental Studies, Political Science, International Studies, Public Policy, or comparable field required. The successful candidate will be expected to share responsibility for teaching the Environmental Studies core courses (Environmental Analysis and Problem Solving and the Senior Seminar); will assist in the development of the Environmental Studies curriculum; will offer topics courses cross listed in Environmental Studies and Political Science; and will have the opportunity offer one additional course per year in the Political Science Department. The successful candidate may also be expected to contribute to the broader College curriculum by offering courses that support the First-Year Seminar program or other interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, International Studies, or Women’s and Gender Studies. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, examples of recent professional work, pedagogical statement, statement of research interests, and student evaluations to Dr. Brett Smith, Acting Chair of Environmental Studies, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Applications received by 1 October 2004 will receive first consideration.
Monterey Institute of International Studies, 3 positions: International Economics, International Environmental Policy, and International Trade Policy. The Institute seeks candidates whose records demonstrate a range and flexibility in teaching options, an enthusiasm for working in a multicultural and multilingual environment, familiarity with the public policy process, and a practitioner’s perspective on global issues. Applicants should have an active research program of direct relevance to their teaching. Regional expertise in the Middle East or Asia (particularly China) is especially welcomed. Expertise in program evaluation, gender issues, conflict resolution and negotiation, and policy analysis would also be an asset. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree (or highest degree in their field) or equivalent experience, and should have exceptionally strong teaching skills, international policy experience, an active research agenda, and proficiency in a foreign language. Appointment Date: August 2005. Application Procedure: Please submit a cover letter indicating which of the three positions you are interested in, along with curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching quality and names and addresses of references to: Faculty Search Committee, Graduate School of International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies , 460 Pierce Street, Monterey, California 93940. Application review will begin on October 29, 2004. For more information, visit our website at www.miis.edu
Assistant Professor – Environmental Science/Policy. The Department of Environmental Science, an undergraduate interdisciplinary program within the School of Applied Science, Engineering, and Technology at the University of Southern Maine, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in environmental policy. Teaching responsibilities include introductory environmental science lecture/lab, natural resource policy, environmental regulation, risk assessment, research methods, and an upper level class in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate must have an active research agenda with potential for external funding. Faculty members are expected to provide undergraduate opportunities for participation in research, and to be engaged in scholarship, service, academic advising, and professional development activities. The department is small but dynamic; we appreciate interdisciplinary collegiality and we promote active learning. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy or closely related field, with all requirements including dissertation defense complete by time of appointment. Relevant teaching experience preferred. We hope to attract faculty/staff who share a commitment to diversity, and an active examination of ideas that can provide our students with a greater understanding of the richness and complexity of our society. Salary: competitive, based on experience. Please submit a cover letter; statement of teaching and research philosophies; current curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts (finalists will be expected to provide official transcripts); and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Robert Sanford, Search Committee Chair, RE: 101, Department of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Avenue, Gorham, Maine 04038. usm.maine.edu/~esd. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins September 1, 2005.
NCER Director. EPA’s Office of Research and Development is seeking a highly qualified science manager to direct the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER). The Center has approximately 70 employees and is responsible for implementing the following EPA programs: – Science to Achieve Results (STAR), EPA’s $100M/year program for grants to institutions conducting environmental research; – the STAR and Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate and graduate fellowship programs; and, – EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. For an overview of NCER’s activities, go to http://www.epa.gov/ncer or http://es.epa.gov/ncer/publications/ncer/ncer_annualreport.pdf. This is a Senior Executive Service position. The position opens on July 19, 2004 and closes September 30, 2004. The salary range is $104,927 to $145,600 depending on qualifications. Applicants must address the executive and technical qualifications described in the vacancy announcement for this position. Call or write to USEPA/OARM/OHR/SES Human Resources Staff (3650A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. You may download a full announcement at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. The vacancy number is EPA-04-SES-ORD-6322.
Stanford University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering: Faculty Position in Sustainable Development of Buildings & Infrastructure. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure line faculty position at the Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor level focusing on Sustainable Development of Buildings and Infrastructure. The successful candidate is expected to have in-depth knowledge of methods and tools for integrating energy efficiency, water reuse, and other sustainability concerns into the early conceptual design stage of the facility lifecycle. The selected candidate will be expected to: (a) Teach core courses at the BS, MS and PhD level on sustainable development of building and infrastructure in Stanford’s programs of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) and/or Design/Construction Integration (DCI); (b) Conduct research on emerging technologies and approaches for the integrated design and construction of sustainable buildings and infrastructure, and contribute to the department’s broader research program of Engineering for Sustainability. Required background and qualifications include an earned doctorate in Civil & Environmental Engineering, a related engineering discipline, or a M.Arch. degree. Significant experiences in the facility design and construction process, and involvement in projects that include performance-based sustainable engineering, are desirable qualifications. Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, a list of Publications, a brief statement of Research Vision and Teaching Interests and the names of three to five References. We encourage email submission of these documents as Adobe Acrobat file attachments, each labeled “LastName_FirstName_DocName.pdf” to CEM-DCI-Search-Levitt@stanford.edu . Alternatively, applications can be mailed to: Professor Raymond Levitt, Chair, CEM/DCI Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4020. The review of applications will begin on September 15, 2004; applications accepted until the position is filled.
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. Each Earth Institute postdoctoral fellow will be guided by multi-disciplinary teams of two or more senior scholars. Information on the program and an application can be found at http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/postdoc/index.html. Information on the Earth Institute can be found at: http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.sph.umich.edu/pfps. Application deadlines: APRIL 1 and NOVEMBER 1 each year.
Jean Monnet Fellowships, European University Institute. The sponsor awards Jean Monnet Fellowships, available for post-doctoral research by recent doctors in the early stages of their professional career. A certain number of fellowships are awarded to established academics wishing to spend a sabbatical at the Institute. The Fellowships are usually awarded for one academic year. The basic stipend ranges from 1,200 to 2,000 Euro per month (after tax) plus other allowances. Deadline: 10/25/2004. Web Site: http://www.iue.it/JMF/Welcome.html Program URL: http://www.iue.it/Servac/Postdoctoral/JeanMonnetFellowships/
5.3. FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS
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2005-06 Congressional Fellowship Program. The APSA Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP) is seeking applications for the 2005-06 Program year. The CFP is 9-month program for political scientists with an interest in Congress and the policy-making process. By working for nine months as congressional aides, APSA Congressional Fellows gain practical insight into the legislative process and improve the quality of scholarship and teaching on Congress. The 2005-06 Fellowship will start in mid-November 2005 and conclude on August 15, 2006. It consists of a comprehensive four-week orientation to Congress; full-time assignments as legislative aides in the House of Representatives and/or Senate; and a seminar program with leading congressional, governmental, and academic figures. Additional enrichment opportunities include a Canadian Parliamentary Exchange, a seminar in Annapolis, Maryland, to study state government, and a visit to the district or state of a Member. Qualified applicants must have completed their Ph.D.s in the last fifteen years or have a dissertation near completion. Fellows receive a stipend of $38,000, plus a small travel allowance. To apply, send 7 copies each of your resume, personal statement, and writing sample (one published or unpublished manuscript), as well as three professional reference letters, to: APSA Congressional Fellowship Program, 1527 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036. Applications must be submitted on three-hole punched paper and collated. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2004; reference letters must arrive by December 1. For further information, please see our website at www.apsanet.org/about/cfp, or call 202-483-2512.
Canadian Embassy, Canadian Studies Grant Program. Multiple programs and deadlines. http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/canadianstudies-en.asp
Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 37 lecturing, research, and lecturing/research awards worldwide in environmental sciences for the 2005-2006 academic year. Awards for both faculty and professionals range from two months to an academic year. While many awards specify project and host institution, there are a number of open “All Disciplines” awards that allow candidates to propose their own project and determine their host institution affiliation. Foreign language skills are needed in some countries, but most Fulbright lecturing assignments are in English. See http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/ AT&T Foundation Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowships Program. The Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship Program is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary research and curriculum development that involve social issues, engineering, the sciences, economics, management, business, law, and public policy issues. Up to three awards of $25,000 each will be made in 2004. Deadline is 11/05/2004. Program URL: http://www.att.com/ehs/ind_ecology/fellow_guidelines.html
American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) invites U.S. colleges and universities to apply for funding to host a visiting lecturer from Norway or Sweden for one semester. Lectureship fields are public policy, conflict resolution, healthcare, environmental studies or multiculturalism. The program is open to all American colleges and universities. This award is appropriate not just for Scandinavian studies departments, but for any department, or interdisciplinary program with an interest in incorporating a Scandinavian focus into its course offerings. The award includes a $20,000 stipend, a $5,000 travel stipend, and J-1 visa sponsorship. Applications are available online at: http://www.amscan.org . Click on “Grants and Awards.” Contact: American-Scandinavian Foundation, 8 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, (212) 879-9779, Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Wildlife Refuge System’s new community-based environmental education initiative. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to support start-up expenses associated with new programs. In addition, grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to provide continued support to existing Nature of Learning programs. See http://refuges.fws.gov/education/natureOfLearning/intro.html
NSF Informal Science Education (ISE) Grants. Deadline: Letter of intent due: 11/5/04; Full proposal due: 1/6/05 The National Science Foundation is seeking applicants for the Informal Science Education (ISE) program. The ISE program invests in projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Projects are expected to demonstrate strategic impact, collaboration and innovation. Awards may range from $100,000 to a maximum of $3 million. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04579/nsf04579.htm
5.4. OPPORTUNITIES AND FELLOWSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS, UNDERGRADS AND RECENT GRADUATES
Searchable list of opportunities and fellowships and internships for graduate students, undergrads and recent graduates: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs/index.cfm
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Fellowship offers one-year doctoral fellowships (renewable for up to 2 years) to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. Provides support for conducting research and for mentoring and guidance towards completion of doctoral studies. This program is open to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents only. Web Site: http://www.aera.net/programs/
American Educational Research Association (AERA)/Spencer Pre-Dissertation Fellowship provides one-year fellowships for doctoral students to develop their dissertation topics, refine their research designs, and begin data collection for their dissertations. This program is open to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents only. Web Site: http://www.aera.net/programs/
Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Program. Through this program, Bayer provides young people with opportunities to gain first-hand experience of environmental protection. Participants, ages 17-25, are chosen by a selection process in each country that includes asking the applicants to outline their ideas for sustainable development. Visit the website for participating countries. http://www.bayeryoungenvoy.com/
Columbia University M.A. Program in Climate and Society. This new twelve-month masters degree will train professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. At the end of twelve intensive months of study, graduates will be prepared to address environmental issues from positions in government, business, and nongovernmental organizations. Some may wish to continue their academic careers in the social or natural sciences. A limited number of Climate and Society program research assistantships will cover full tuition and fees (including health insurance) for the 2004-2005 academic year, and provide an additional stipend of $7000. Program research assistants are expected to work in Climate and Society research and/or program administration for 10-15 hours per week during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. For more information on the M.A. Program in Climate and Society, please see www.columbia.edu/climatesociety.
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. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is November 23, 2004. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 100 new fellowships by July 21, 2005. 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. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support. See: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2005_star_grad_fellow.html 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. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is November 23, 2004. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 20 new fellowships by July 21, 2005. 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. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support. See: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2005_gro_grad_fellow.html 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. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is November 23, 2004. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 15 new fellowships by July 21, 2005. 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. The fellowship provides up to $17,000 per year of academic support and up to $7,500 of internship support for the three-month summer period. See: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2005_gro_undergrad_fellow.html for more information.
IGERT program in Sustainable Futures. Michigan Technological University and Southern University of Baton Rouge invite applications for their NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Sustainable Futures. The program provides Ph.D. education and research into both engineering and public policy in support of environmental sustainability. Trainees receive an annual stipend of $30,000 plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and other costs. They will be required to take funded summer internships abroad and with industry/NGO/or government projects over the course of two summers. For more details go to: http://www.sustainablefutures.mtu.edu/IGERT/
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: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.sph.umich.edu/pfps. Application deadlines are APRIL 1 and NOVEMBER 1 each year.
Tinker Foundation. Field research grants awarded to centers of Ibero-American or Latin American Studies with graduate doctoral programs for field research addressing environmental policy, economic policy or governance issues focusing on Spain, Portugal, Ibero-America and Antarctica. Projects should reflect interests of the foundation including economic policy and governance, social science disciplines having strong public policy implications, and environmental policy studies: Awards limited to graduate students conducting pre-dissertation research. Proposals are due October 1st annually. Visit the Foundation Web site for more information: http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/field.html .
Nicholas Simeon Aleksiuk Environmental Fellowship. Applicable in any academic department, this environmental scholarship of $30,000 per year aims to perpetuate the purity of purpose, uncompromising integrity, and humanism displayed by Nicholas Aleksiuk in his pursuit of knowledge during the course of his short life. Applicants should have a record of outstanding academic achievement in the two years of full-time university study immediately preceding application, plus a demonstrated desire to reverse the deterioration of natural environments currently taking place around the world. See: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/aleksiuk/homepage/scholarship
Job: Program Assistant Sustainability Office. Developing and implementing more sustainable policies, practices, and curricula has been a goal at UNC Chapel Hill since the grassroots Sustainability Coalition was formed in 1999. Now the Sustainability Office, formed in 2001, is expanding and looking for a motivated program assistant. The successful applicant should be passionate about sustainability; comfortable interacting with students, staff, faculty, and administrators; and interested in research, outreach, and office administration. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and organizational skills; experience in research, website and office management, and event planning; and an eye for detail. The program areas addressed by the Sustainability Office include high performance buildings; transportation; energy, water, and materials efficiency; environmentally preferable purchasing; and the protection of natural systems. If you enjoy a work environment that is fast-paced and challenging, with lots of room for growth, please visit the Human Resources website at https://www-s3.ais.unc.edu/RAMS/details.do?posID=0055925
Scholarships For College Students To Attend Eenc Conference. The Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) is offering scholarships to college students interested in environmental teaching as a career, to encourage and assist them in attending this year’s conference October 2-4, in Rosman NC. Individuals will have a chance to interact with environmental educators from schools and non-traditional settings, hear from school administrators referring to what they look for in job applications and interviews, secure environmental lesson plans, and take part in a number of environmental education field trips. The scholarship will reduce the cost of the conference by half. Students will be expected to pay the additional $70 in order to attend. Contact Rachel Golden at (910) 367-9081 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to nominate a student. http://www.eenc.org/ridgehaven/
Columbia University M.A. Program in Climate and Society. This new twelve-month masters degree, the M.A. Program in Climate and Society, will train professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. Program director, Mark Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, led the team that made the first scientific prediction of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon in the 1980s. How people can benefit from climate prediction information has been a major topic of Cane’s research since that time. Columbia is at the forefront of research on climate and climate applications, and is supported by an extensive network of research units and faculty. Drawing on the broad educational and research facilities of Columbia University, the M.A. Program in Climate and Society combines elements of established programs in Earth Sciences, Earth Engineering, International Relations, Politics, Sociology, and Economics, with unique classes in inter-disciplinary applications specially designed for the program’s students. At the end of twelve intensive months of study, graduates will be prepared to address environmental issues from positions in government, business, and nongovernmental organizations. Some may wish to continue their academic careers in the social or natural sciences. For more information on the M.A. Program in Climate and Society, please see www.columbia.edu/climatesociety.
8th International Wildlife Law Conference will take place on October 22-23 at Tulane University’s School of Law. The theme for the conference is: International wildlife law and the protection of the marine environment. If you wish to be added to the mailing list for registration materials, please contact the conference coordinator, Wil Burns: email@example.com.
International Course In Applied Environmental Education – Thailand, September 6-24, 2004 – Chonburi, Thailand. The second International Course in Applied Environmental Education will be will be sponsored and conducted by the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Education and Conservation Global, and KKOZ. The goal of the course is on designing education campaigns that will encourage responsible action in various target audiences such as present and future resource users and decision makers. Course instruction will be in English. http://www.eecg.org/international.htm
International Law Weekend – West, a two-day conference to be held at Whittier Law School on February 4th and 5th, 2005. International Law Weekend – West is a biennial conference convened by the American Branch of the International Law Association. This is the third West Coast conference convened by the ABILA and follows two highly successful conferences held at Pepperdine Law School and Loyola Law School. International Law Weekend – West brings together legal practitioners and academics to discuss cutting-edge issues in public and private international law. Panels will address a wide-range of topics, emphasizing the impact of globalization on the practice of law. Topics that will be addressed at the conference include international environmental law, international business transactions, international criminal law, human rights law, and the laws of war. Whittier Law School is located in Costa Mesa, California (www.law.whittier.edu). For additional information about International Law Weekend – West, please contact Hari Osofsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) or William Aceves (email@example.com).
The 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) became legally binding on May, 17 2004. See the Stockholm Convention’s website — www.pops.int
Northeast Environments Studies (NEES) annual meeting will take place at the Basin Harbor Club located 30 minutes south of Burlington on rocky shores of Lake Champlain facing the Adirondack Mountains of New York [ www.basinharbor.com ]. Still surrounded by farmlands, the Basin Harbor Club, which goes back to 1886, has cottages scattered in woods and on points amid numerous flower gardens and nature trails. Immediately adjacent are Button Bay State Park [ www.vtstateparks.com/htm/buttonbay.cfm ] with numerous camp sites, and the stunning Lake Champlain Maritime Museum including the reproduction Revolutionary gunship the Philadelphia.
A Conference on Crises and Sustainable Development invites papers, panel proposals, co-sponsors and attendees. The Conference will be held at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management (LKAEM) in Warsaw (Poland) in October 9-10, 2004. The conference will be inter- and transdisciplinary and devoted to the crisis problematique (in a very broad sense – all types of crises, all dimensions, aspects etc.) in the context of the idea of sustainability (technological, economic, ecological, social, cultural etc.) and include discussions and debates on: info- and communication technologies, bio-technologies and their impacts; the passage from emerging info society to the future knowledge society; and how to make the future sustainable. For more information, contact Prof. Lech W. Zacher (ISA – ESS member), Director, Center for Impact Assessment Studies and Forecasting, LKAM, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wspiz.edu.pl/ciasf/.
Poverty Research: Poverty Analysis Toolkit. The World Bank’s Poverty Research Program is developing a toolkit containing various methods of dynamic poverty analysis. The toolkit includes programs that perform growth-inequality and sectoral decompositions of poverty and produce growth incidence curves and stochastic dominance analysis graphs. For more information, visit or email email@example.com .
Global Challenge Survey. The National Academies, a United States-based scientific advisory organization, is conducting a survey in the developing world on global challenges and agricultural biotechnology’s role in meeting these challenges. For information on the survey, email Michael Kisielewski at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2005 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community. 10-14 October 2005. University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. See www.ihdp.org.
$15 Million Gift to Columbia University Ties Economics to the Environment. Columbia University Trustee Gerry Lenfest (Law ’58) has donated $15 million from to The Earth Institute at Columbia. The gift will endow the first Earth Institute professorship, promote sustainable development, and advance solutions to two of the most pressing problems of our time: global climate change and acute global poverty. See http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/news/2004/story05-21-04.html.
Foreign Policy Analysis. ISA’S new journal, Foreign Policy Analysis, provides a peer-reviewed outlet for the highest quality academic research into the processes, outcomes and theories of foreign policy. Reflecting the diverse, comparative and multidisciplinary nature of the field, Foreign Policy Analysis provides an open forum for research publication that enhances the communication of concepts and ideas across theoretic, methodological, geographical and disciplinary boundaries. By emphasizing accessibility of content for scholars of all perspectives and approaches in the editorial and review process, Foreign Policy Analysis serves as a source for efforts at theoretical and methodological integration and deepening the conceptual debates throughout this rich and complex research tradition. Foreign Policy Analysis is distributed to all members of the International Studies Association, as well as several thousand institutional and library subscribers. As a result, the review guidelines are intended not only to insure the highest quality in the research published, but also to provide value to such a large and diverse audience. Authors are asked to insure that their articles are written to be accessible to all researchers in international studies. Submissions are open to all and all submissions will be evaluated on the quality of their content with the additional consideration of broad accessibility. Electronic submissions are preferred. Current details are available at http://fpa.tamu.edu/.
The American Political Science Association invites political scientists and graduate students to participate in the second annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Political Science. This year’s meeting will take place in Washington, D.C., on February 19-21, 2005. APSA hopes to continue the significant progress made at its pilot conference in promoting greater understanding of cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies that can be applied in the political science classroom. This meeting will provide a forum to develop models on teaching and learning as well as to discuss broad themes and values affecting political science education. Individuals interested in participating as discussants can register for the conference at anytime. Those interested in applying to participate as presenters should submit a proposal on their ideas or models for teaching and learning in the political science classroom. We are especially interested in proposals from individuals who actively prepare students for civic participation; utilize innovative technology in student learning; integrate curricular content that increases students’ appreciation of diversity; demonstrate a comprehensive strategy for classroom or curricula assessment; incorporate service learning models that engage students in their community; use teaching techniques based on international models; or provide students a better understanding of global perspectives through inventive instruction. To register for the meeting or submit a proposal, visit the Teaching and Learning Conference webpage at www.apsanet.org/tlc. While APSA has greatly expanded the size of the conference, space restrictions nonetheless require that we limit the total number of participants. Presenters will be reviewed and selected in a peer-review process; discussant slots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis to individuals who register for the meeting. Those individuals not selected to be presenters are strongly encouraged to participate in the conference as discussants. The deadline to submit a proposal to present is September 22, 2004. APSA will announce selected presenters for each workgroup in late October 2004.
Conference on Integrated Agricultural Research for Development- Achievements, Lessons Learnt and Best Practice: September 1-4, 2004. Kampala, Uganda. Internet: http://wwww.naro.go.ug/about/Events.htm
5th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics: September 2-4, 2004. Leuven, Belgium. Internet: http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/cabme/page.php?LAN=E&FILE=subject&ID=100&PAGE=1
The American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting: September 2-5, 2004. Chicago Hilton/Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/mtgs/future.cfm.
7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies: September 5-9, 2004. Vancouver, Canada. Internet: http://www.ghgt7.ca/main.html
19th World Energy Congress: September 5-9, 2004. Sydney, Australia. For information contact: 19th World Energy Congress Managers. Tel: +612-9248-0800; Fax: +612-9248-0894; Email: email@example.com; Internet: http://www.tourhosts.com.au/energy2004/.
Conference of Food Safety under Extreme Conditions: 6 September 2004 – 8 September 2004. Jaén, Spain. Internet: http://www.ujaen.es/huesped/foodsafe/
International Workshop on Management of Hazardous Substances and Goods: September 6-17, 2004. Muttenz, Switzerland. Internet: http://www.fhbb.ch/umwelt
International Course In Applied Environmental Education – Thailand, September 6-24, 2004 – Chonburi, Thailand.. http://www.eecg.org/international.htm
5th European Conference of Health Economics: September 8-11, 2004. London, U.K. Internet: http://www.ihdp.uni-bonn.de/html/meetings/meetings.html
Agricultural Development and Rural Poverty under Globalization: Asymmetric Processes and Differentiated Outcomes: September 8-11, 2004. Florence, Italy. Internet: http://www.unifi.it/eaae/index.html.
Association for Canadian Studies (CARS- Constructing National Identities in Canada and the United States): September 9-10, 2004. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, N.Y., U.S.A. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/cars.cfm.
Human Rights Institute (Inaugural Conference of the Human Rights Institute of the University of Connecticut): September 9-11, 2004. University of Connecticut, CT, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/humanrights.cfm.
Network for European Social Policy Analysis (“European Social Policy: Meeting the Needs of a New Europe): September 9-11, 2004 at the University of Oxford, England. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/europolicy.cfm.
Restore America’s Estuaries’ 2nd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration: September 12-15, 2004. Washington State Convention & Trade Center and the Grand Hyatt Seattle, Seattle, WA, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.estuaries.org/2ndnationalconference.php.
Self-Sustaining Solutions for Streams, Wetlands, and Watersheds: September 12-15, 2004. Radisson Riverfront Hotel, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.asae.org/meetings/streams2004/Index.html
Italian Political Science Association (XVIII Conference of the Italian Political Science Association): September 15-17, 2004 in Padova, Italy. Internet: http://www.sisp.it/sisp_convegnoannuale_callforproposal.asp.
International Network for Economic Research (INFER) Annual Conference 2004: Environmental Economics, Institutions, Competition, Rationality. September 17-18, 2004. Wuppertal, Germany. Internet: http://www.ihdp.uni-bonn.de/html/meetings/meetings.html
11th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure (INC-11): September 18, 2004. Geneva, Switzerland. Internet: http://www.pic.int
TWS 2004 Annual Conference, September 18-22, 2004 – Alberta, Canada. Conference theme “Energy, Wildlife and People,” http://www.wildlife.org/conference/index.cfm
EMA 8th Annual Fall Meeting and Conference: September 19-22, 2004. Toronto, Canada. Internet: http://www.emissions.org
Queen’s University (Mapping the Loci of Power in Corporate Governance Design: International Colloquium): September 20-21, 2004. Belfast, Northern Ireland. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/maploci.cfm
1st Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (COP-1): September 20-24, 2004. Geneva, Switzerland. Internet: http://www.pic.int
30th Session of the FAO Committee on World Food Security: September 20-24, 2004. Rome, Italy. Internet: http://www.fao.org/unfao/govbodies/wfsfinal_en.htm
Monitoring Science and Technology: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere: September 20-24, 2004. Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.monitoringsymposium.com/index.cfm
Urban Ecotourism Conference – Online. September 20-30, 2004. http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/urban.html
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Food Industry: Measuring, Managing, and Reporting Responsible Business Practice, Radisson SAS, London. September 21-22, 2004. For more information, visit http://www.eldis.org/fulltext/CSR_FoodIndustry.pdf.
4th International Crop Science Congress: September 26- October 1, 2004. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Internet: http://www.cropscience2004.com
UNEP FI Renewable Energies Finance Forum: September 27, 2004. Budapest, Hungary. Internet: http://www.greenpowerconferences.com/events/green_power_events.htm
15th International Symposium on Fertilizers and Fertilization for Sustainability in Agriculture: The First World Meets the Third World, Challenges for the Future. September 27-30, 2004. Pretoria, South Africa. Internet: http://www.suelos.org.ar/Pretoria.htm
First International Ecoagriculture Conference and Practitioners’ Fair: September 27- October 1, 2004. Nairobi, Kenya. Internet: http://wwwecoagriculturepartners.org/Meetings/Nairobi04.htm
Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Conference. September 28 – October 2, 2004, Adelaide, Australia. http://users.chariot.net.au/~aaee/2004/
Modelling and Control for Participatory Planning and Managing Water Systems (IFAC Workshop): September 29- October 1, 2004. Venice, Italy. Internet: http://www.ihdp.uni-bonn.de/html/meetings/meetings.html
Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2004: September 29 – October 1, 2004. University of Adelaide, Australia. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/australasian.cfm
National Society for Experiential Education Conference: September 29 – October 2, 2004. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami, FL. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/nseec.cfm
3rd International Symposium- Energy and Environment 2004: September 30- October 2, 2004. Sorrento, Italy. Internet: http://www.megaliafoundation.it
International Studies Association- West (ISA-W) Annual Meeting: October 1-2, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.isanet.org/news/isawestcall.html
Japanese Political Science Association- Annual Meeting: October 2-3, 2004. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/jpsa.cfm
CITES COP-13: October 2-14, 2004. Bangkok, Thailand. Internet: http://www.cites.org
Youth Employment Summit Campaign Milestone Conference 2004: October 4-7, 2004. Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico. Internet: http://www.yesweb.org/mexico/index.html
Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the Development of a Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM PrepCom2): October 4-8, 2004. Nairobi, Kenya. Internet: http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops/newlayout/calendar_of_events.htm
Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (“Challenges and Paths to Justice”): October 6-8, 2004. Alumni Memorial Union, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/wipcs.cfm
Wengen 2004 International and Interdisciplinary Workshop: Mountain Glaciers and Society: October 6-8, 2004. Wengen, Switzerland. Internet: http://www.unifr.ch/geoscience/geographie/EVENTS/Wengen/04/Wengen2004.html
German Studies Association 28th Annual Conference: October 6-10, 2004. Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/gsa.cfm
Latin American Studies Association Conference: October 7-9, 2004. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/ps/conferences/lasa.cfm