Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter – April 2004 – “April Fools Issue”
Editor: David Downie, Columbia University
Associate Editor: Stacy Ho
Assistant Editor: Chloe Good
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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
Section Meeting and Annual Election.
Environmental Studies Section of the ISA. Minutes of the Business Meeting, 3/19/04. Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada
The meeting of the Environmental Studies Section of the ISA was called to order at 12:30 PM, on 19 March 2003 by Section Chair Ronnie Lipschutz. Approximately 50 members were in attendance. Because of the lengthy ballot for section offices, elections were held immediately.
The Chair announced that Miranda Schreurs was compiling a master list of current member e-mails. The list was passed around for members to check. Members who might not be on the list and others interested in membership, should contact the Chair (email@example.com).
The Chair announced that there were no minutes from last year’s meeting, as the notes had been lost. Don Munton, past ESS chair, will attempt to re-create the notes, and the minutes will be sent out in the near future.
The Chair provided a report on various matters. The section has about 175 members, although the list provided by ISA Headquarters may be incomplete. Members are urged to renew immediately upon notification.
There were 26 panels at this year’s conference, sponsored or co-sponsored by the section. This was several more than the section’s quota, based on membership. There were also an additional seven panels on environmental issues, four of them theme panels, three sponsored by other sections. A poster session included environmental issues.
The Chair also reported on the meeting of the Governing Council on Tuesday, March 16. ISA President Steve Smith explained the Association’s position with respect to the workers strike at the Marriott Hotel, concluding that no one was happy about it but that not much could be done. The Council considered a proposal to support a petition expressing opposition to efforts in the U.S. Congress to monitor and censor area studies, but decided it could not do so. The ISA treasury is in good shape, and the funds are being invested as an endowment. A new editorial team, headed by David Kinsella and based at Portland State University, is taking over International Studies Quarterly. A new foreign policy journal is being launched. It will be published by Blackwell, which will bundle the ISA’s four journals together for members, and provide about $100,000 per year to the Association. The Council endorsed a conference taking place in Moscow in May, and is co-sponsoring a WISC conference scheduled for Istanbul.
The Chair provided a financial report on the Section’s treasury. As of the end of February, there was $4,675 in the ESS account, of which about $1,300 were funds from reception co-sponsors MIT Press Journals and Ashgate. The reception was anticipated to cost about $1,800 (US$), leaving a steady-state of about $2,500 in the account.
The 2004 Sprout Award was given to Edward A. Parson for Protecting the Ozone Layer (Oxford, 2003). Miranda Schreurs received an honorable mention for Environmental Politics in Japan, Germany and the United States (Cambridge, 2002).
The Graduate Student Paper Award was given to Allison Morrill Chatrchyan for her 2003 paper “Democratic Stagnation and its Environmental Consequences: Forestry Policy and Deforestation in Post-Communist Armenia.”
Jennifer Clapp noted that several papers had been disqualified, as they were co-authored with faculty. She encouraged members to submit nominations for papers and to notify panel chairs about possible nominations. The Chair asked members to keep their eyes open for Sprout Award nominees for 2005.
4. Miscellaneous business
There is no current version of the section charter. The Chair, in consultation with the previous chair, will try to update the charter and see that it is posted on the section web site (the new Webmaster is Marcus Schaper at the University of Maryland, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Chair noted that three relatively young ESS members, Ronie Garcia-Johnson, Marion Miller and Virginia Walshhad passed away in 2003, and opened a discussion of an appropriate way of memorializing their contributions to environmental studies. A panel was suggested for the 2005 conference. The section decided to initiate a new “Young Scholar” award, in memory of the three women, for the best paper published during the preceding two years by a scholar no more than six years past the Ph.D. This would include graduate students, undergraduates, and non-academics (although in the latter case, the award committee would have to decide whether a nomination was appropriate). The proposal was approved unanimously. The Chair will appoint a committee from among ESS officers. Members are encouraged to submit nominations to the Section Chair.
At the Chair’s request, Ron Mitchell described a new co-sponsorship the section has established with the Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS) at Whitman College. This does not commit the section to anything, but is meant to demonstrate social science support for climate change research. A copy of the letter can be found below, and a brief description of the initiative is at: http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EAE03/14762/EAE03-J-14762.pdf and http://aslo.org/phd.html. The co-sponsorship was approved by the ESS Executive Committee.
Urs Thomas of the University of Geneva announced a new on-line project about the relationship between trade and the environment. The project, 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 more information see the website or contact Urs Thomas: email@example.com.
The Chair proposed establishing a web site to which section members could submit works-in-progress. He will look into setting up such a web site and will notify the section if and when it is created.
5. Election Results
Results of the ballot were announced. There was a tie for an Executive Committee position between Mathias Finger and Gabriella Kütting. A run-off was held, and Kütting was elected. (Dates indicate when term expires.)
Vice-chair: Beth De-Sombre (2006)
Executive Committee: Geoffrey Dabelko (2006), Kathryn Hochstetler (2006), and Gabriela Kütting (2006). Continuing members are: Tamar Gutner (2005), Michelle Betsill (2005), and Paul Harris (2005).
Nominations Committee: Samuel Barkin (2006) and Ken Wilkening (2006). Continuing members are: Miranda Schreurs (2005) and Ron Mitchell (2005).
Sprout Committee: Kate O’Neill (2006) and Stacy VanDeveer (2006). Continuing members are: Wil Burns (2005), Richard Matthews (2005) and Beth DeSombre (2005).
Section Representative to Global Environmental Politics Board: Paul Steinberg (2006).
6. 2005 ISA Conference
Next year’s conference will be held in Honolulu, HI, on the topic “Dynamics of World Politics: Capacity, Preferences and Leadership.” The section should receive about 26 panel slots. The Chair and outgoing ESS Vice-chair, Carolyn Stephenson, noted that it was a good idea to submit full panel proposals, inasmuch as single paper proposals might get misplaced or put on odd panels (if accepted). Panels should have at least four papers, and five would be better. Proposals are due to the Program Chair, Yi Feng, by June 1. Contact information can be found at: http://www.isanet.org/hawaii/ Members were also warned that it was not good practice to drop out of the conference at the last minute since the section as well as the individual are penalized.
A discussion of potential panel topics followed. The Chair announced that he would set up a web site on which ESS panel proposals, with a short abstract and a contact name, would be listed. The URL is http://people.ucsc.edu/~rlipsch/2006%20panels.html. Potential panels mentioned during the discussion included:
- Panel or Round Table in memory of Ronie Garcia-Johnson, Marion Miller and Virginia Walsh (Ronnie Lipschutz, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Environment and Empire (Ronnie Lipschutz, email@example.com).
- Food and Water (Tom Princen, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Environmental Policy and the Pacific Rim (Ken Wilkening, email@example.com).
- Science, Technology and the Environment (Ken Wilkening, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Speaking Across Water (Val Assetto, email@example.com).
- The International Forestry Decision-making Process (Elisabeth Corell, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Science and Policy for Climate Change, Post-Kyoto (Elisabeth Corell, email@example.com>)
- Minerals and the Environment: Beyond the Resource War Hypothesis (Saleem Ali, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Environmental Norms (Rado Dimitrov, email@example.com).
- Logging for Columbine: Illegal Regimes in Global Forest Politics (Hans Bruyninckx, Hans.Bruyninckx@wur.nl).
- De-institutionalizing the Environment (Hans Bruyninckx, Hans.Bruyninckx@wur.nl).
- Protected Areas (Peter Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Institutional Interplay (Olav Schram Stokke, email@example.com , and Oran Young, firstname.lastname@example.org ).
- Global Markets, Global Landscapes (Ken Cousins, kcousins@GVPT.UMD.EDU).
- Where Have All the Conservative Conservationists Gone? (Mike Maniates, email@example.com).
- Global Governance After the 2004 U.S. Election (Tamar Gutner, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The meeting adjourned at 1:30 PM, Monday, March 19, 2004
Text of letter establishing ESS cooperation with the Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS) at Whitman College.
Dr. C. Susan Weiler
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Dear Dr. Weiler:
On behalf of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ESS-ISA) and after consulting with our Executive Committee, I am pleased to accept your invitation to co-sponsor the Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS). I expect that DISCCRS will foster interdisciplinary communication, cooperation, and collaboration among recent Ph.D. recipients working on climate change across the natural and social sciences, thereby fostering the development of both the careers of dedicated scholars working on climate change and research in this vital field more generally. I am certain that DISCCRS will be of great interest to the almost 200 members of our association. Our association can help you ensure that a broad cross-section of the international environmental political science community is involved in this effort.
ESS-ISA does not maintain a dissertation registry such as you describe. The online, fully searchable collection of dissertation abstracts would be a valuable resource for our members and for specific groups such as recent graduates, employers, and policy makers. Climate change is of course one important focus of the scholars whom ESS-ISA serves, and we are interested in both the societal impacts of climate change as well as the social and institutional efforts being made to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Although ESS-ISA is not able to commit financial resources to the program I can assure you that the association will promote the DISCCRS program through links from our website and through announcements and articles submitted by you for inclusion in our newsletter and other society mailings. We would also be happy to identify a representative to serve on the DISCCRS symposium selection committee, if requested.
We look forward to working with you on this timely and important project.
ESS Website Announcement
Marcus Schaper at the University of Maryland has graciously taken responsibility for the ESS website. He notes that the change of webmasters and web-hosts provides a good opportunity to go over the content and layout of the site. Thus, he requests that you review the old and the proposed new website and provide input on broken links, outdated information, and/or additional material which should be added to the new ESS site. Please send any relevant information to Marcus at ). The new temporarily ESS site lives here: http://www.marcusschaper.de/ess/ Please do not bookmark these pages. The ESS site will be moved to its new home at the University of Maryland’s Harrison Program soon. 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.
- Barbara L. Allen, Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens and Experts in Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor Disputes. MIT Press, 2004.
- 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.
- Susan Clayton and Susan Opotow, ed. Identity and the Natural Environment: The Psychological Significance of Nature. MIT Press, 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.
- Neil E. Harrison and Gary C. Bryner, eds. Science and Politics in the International Environment. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003.
- IIED. Survival For A Small Planet: The Sustainable Development Agenda. IIED, 2003. http://www.earthprint.com/
- IIED. Social Impacts of Payments for Environmental Services in Costa Rica. IIED, 2003.
- ISNAR. Evaluating Capacity Development: Experiences from Research and Development Organizations around the World. ISNAR, 2003. www.earthprint.com
- Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long Martello, eds. Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance. MIT Press, 2004.
- Arthur Molella and Joyce Bedi, eds., Inventing for the Environment, MIT Press, 2004.
- Dara O’Rourke. Community-Driven Regulation: Balancing Development and the Environment in Vietnam. MIT Press, 2004.
- Brian K. Obach. Labor and the Environmental Movement: The Quest for Common Ground. MIT 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.
- UNEP. Switched On: Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Tourism Industry. UNEP, 2003. http://www.earthprint.com
- UNEP. Checklist of CITES Species 2003. UNEP, 2003.
- UNEP. CITES Handbook. UNEP, 2003.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jon Hovi, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal. 2003. “The Oslo-Potsdam Solution to Measuring Regime Effectiveness: Critique, Response, And Extensions.” Global Environmental Politics 3 (3):74-96.
- Jon Hovi, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal. 2003. “Regime Effectiveness and the Oslo-Potsdam Solution: A Rejoinder to Oran Young.” Global Environmental Politics 3 (3):105-107.
- 8th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum web sites: www.unep.org/resources/gov/gc/index.asp and www.2004unepkorea.org/
- 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.
- Economic Census. Advanced reports from the 2002 Economic Census are now available at http://www.census.gov/econ/census02/. These are the first reports to be published from the 2002 Census. The Industry Series is to be released by sector over the rest of this year and the Geographic Series will start release near the end of 2004.
- 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/
- Classroom Earth.Org. This new website help educators, after-school providers and home-schooling parents to get started or improve their skills in environmental education. It provides up-to-date information on the most successful, well-tested and effective national environmental education programs available today. The pages on each program contain a clear description, audience/grade level, overview of content and topics, materials, educator feedback, awards and recognition, and fast steps for obtaining and implementing the program. The site also has an Additional Resources section that includes a Best-of-the-Web listing of portal sites for environmental education and a special list of free environmental education programs offered by the national environmental resource agencies. http://www.classroomearth.org/
- Earthcare. New online resource features stories about conservation and earth stewardship, global climate change, ecosystems, and biodiversity. Many EarthCare topics are linked to Project Learning Tree (PLT) curricula, which meet state and national standards. Stories that correlate to PLT activities are identified by the PLT logo, which enables teachers to easily research and select topics for classroom activities and homework. http://www.earthsky.org/shows/earthcare
- Evaluating Capacity Development in Research and Development Organizations: http://www.isnar.cgiar.org/ecd/.
- Mountain Cloud Forest Initiative: http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/cloudforest
- News Agency on Development Issues in Africa: http://www.fao.org/sd/ruralradio/en/24546/highlight_28229en.html.
- North American Sustainable Consumption Alliance: http://nasca.icspac.net/.
- Organic Resource Management in Kenya: Perspectives and Guidelines: http://www.formatkenya.org/book%20format.htm.
- 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.
- The 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 sustainble design being taught on campuses, see the results from a survey done by Metropolis: www.metropolismag.com/html/content_0803/sus/index.html
- 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.
- UNEP-WCMC on the Earth’s cloud forests, Cloud Forest Agenda: www.unep-wcmc.org/press/cloud_forest_agenda
- World Values Survey and Other Cross-National Surveys. World Values Survey is a worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change. The series is designed to enable a cross-national, cross-cultural comparison of values and norms on a wide variety of topics and to monitor changes in values and attitudes across the globe. This data collection, representing the fourth wave of surveys carried out by the World Values Survey (WVS) and European Values Survey (EVS) groups, covers 60 countries, with high priority given to obtaining coverage of Islamic societies and African societies, which have rarely been included in cross-national survey research. These surveys cover a broader range of variation than has before been available for analyzing the belief systems of mass publics. They provide data from representative national samples of the publics of 81 societies containing 85 percent of the world’s population The data from the 1999-2000 wave has just been released. This survey round updates earlier waves done in 81-84, 90-93 and 95-97. The data for the latest wave is available in DataGate as EDS Study 6149-4, http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/eds/datagate.pl?C6149-4, and the study covering the three earlier rounds as EDS Study 6149-3, http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/eds/datagate.pl?C6149-3. More information about the World Values Survey (though not the data) is available a http://www.worldvaluessurvey.com/. Other cross national surveys available to researchers include:
- Eurobarometer. Standard Eurobarometer public opinion surveys are conducted on behalf of the European Commission at least two times a year in all member states of the European Union. Since the early seventies they have provided regular monitoring of social and political attitudes in Europe. More information about these surveys is available on the EDS Guide to Eurobarometer located at http://www.columbia.edu/acis/eds/dset_guides/eurobar.html.
- European Social Survey. The European Social Survey (the ESS) is a biennial multi-country survey covering over 20 nations. The first round was fielded in 2002/2003. The survey contains a standard set of questions to be repeated in future rounds and special topic questions which, in the first round, dealt with immigration and asylum. The sample size is larger than that of Eurobarometer and the questions are more standardized than those of used in the World Values Survey. Information about the survey and access to the data is available at the European Social Survey Data web site, http://ess.nsd.uib.no/.
- Afrobarometer. Afrobarometer is a research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. A standard set of questions is used to allow comparisons. The intent to track changes over time as two survey rounds have been completed and a third is planned. Information about the survey and data from round one is available at the Afrobarometer web site, http://www.afrobarometer.org.
- Demographic and Health Surveys. The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS+) program is a worldwide project initiated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide data and analysis on the population, health, and nutrition of women and children in developing countries. Its predecessors were the World Fertility Survey http://opr.princeton.edu/archive/wfs/, and the Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys. Information about the survey and access to the data is available at the Demographic and Health Surveys site, http://www.measuredhs.com/.
- Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development: http://www.greenyearbook.org/
- Agricultural Market Access Database (AMAD): http://www.amad.org.
2005 ISA Conference: The call for proposals for next year’s annual 2005 ISA Conference in Hawaii is now available on line at: http://www.isanet.org/hawaii/call_for_papers.html. ISA anticipates a strong response, given both the positive experiences in Montreal and the attractions of the Hawaii site. While the deadline for applications is not until June 1st, we encourage you to prepare early for this one. You can apply to submit either a panel proposal at: http://www.isanet.org/HawaiiSubmit/PanelSubmit.htm or a paper proposal (or poster proposal) at: http://www.isanet.org/HawaiiSubmit/PaperSubmit.htm. The overall ISA topic for the 2005 Conference is “Dynamics of World Politics: Capacity, Preferences and Leadership.” The ESS section should receive about 26 panel slots. The ESS Chair and outgoing ESS Vice-chair, Carolyn Stephenson, believe that it will be a good idea to submit full panel proposals, inasmuch as single paper proposals might get misplaced or put on odd panels (if accepted). Panels should have at least four papers, and five would be better. ESS will set up a web site on which ESS panel proposals, with a short abstract and a contact name, would be listed. The URL is http://people.ucsc.edu/~rlipsch/2006%20panels.html.
Call for Papers: Essays in Memory of Marian Miller. Global Environmental Politics would like to invite essays in memory of Prof. Marian Miller, who passed away last year. Marian was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, and was an active participant in the International Studies Association, in both the Environmental Studies and Global Development Sections. She was an Associate Editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics, and was a past Chair of the Global Development Section. Many people have been inspired by Marian’s work, which focused on the intersection between development studies and environmental studies in a global context. Her book The Third World in Global Environmental Politics was an important and impressive piece of work, and was recipient of the Sprout Award for the best book in global environmental politics in 1996. Her many articles and book chapters focused on a variety of themes such as biodiversity, intellectual property rights, marine issues, toxic waste trade, and ozone depletion, TNCs and environmental governance, and environment and sovereignty. She always effectively put these issues in the context of the global political economy, highlighting the great inequalities between rich and poor regions of the world. Marian was a wonderful colleague to work with, and her friendship and scholarship will be missed by many. Global Environmental Politics would like to publish a special issue of the journal as a memorial to Marian and her work. We will consider both long and short pieces. The hope is to publish a collection of papers that directly address Marian’s work or that address an issue in the spirit of Marian’s approach – the interface between global environment and development issues. We ask at this time for proposals only. Please write a brief (one page or less) outline of the paper you would like to contribute. Please send proposals by email to: Jennifer Clapp, Associate Editor, Global Environmental Politics (email@example.com). Deadline for proposals is JUNE 15, 2004.
EcoLomic Policy and Law is a new scientific online publication series http://www.ecolomics-international.org/headg_publications_epal.htm. It is published by EcoLomics International – Geneva (http://www.ecolomics-international.org) 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.
Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication – Call For Papers. August 19-22 – Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. The theme of this years EECOM conference: Developmental Education for a Sustainable Future, weaves together a number of important themes relevant to environmental educators across the continent. The conference will focus on emergent themes related to both the development of social and educational capacity, while allowing for the thoughtful analysis of environmental and sustainability issues of critical importance to educators. Proposals are sought that focus on: the development of informal or professional networks, communities of practice, capacity building, community development, or on processes relevant to the development of locally relevant curricula; educational practice in both formal and informal settings; local or global problems related to environment, ecology or sustainability (however defined) from a number of viewpoints including, but not limited to scientific, political, sociological, or economic perspectives. Submission Deadline: APRIL 15, 2004. For more information contact David B. Zandvliet at email@example.com.
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
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is “Casting a Wider Net for Environmental Education” – Calling on all Environmental Education Research and Program Leaders. This year’s NAAEE conference has 7 strands. For each of them, we are looking for presentations that provide one or more of the following elements: Insightful research findings; Proven program models; Skills development; and Dialogue facilitation. Each strand will combine an Opening Symposium, Concurrent Sessions, and a Closing session for culminating discussions. The seven strands are: Developing the EE Profession; The Business of EE – Leadership Development and Institutional Building; What Research Has to Say to Environmental Educators; Cultural Diversity in EE Programs; Sustainability Education; Topical Smorgasbord Watersheds and Forestry; The “Open Mic” Strand. Online or hard copy submissions are now being accepted. Information: http://naaee.org/conferences/call.php. Submission deadline: April 30, 2004
Applied Environmental Education and Communication – Call For Papers. Applied Environmental Education and Communication is an international peer-reviewed quarterly for both academics and practitioners that features articles, a discussion and editorial section, and books and materials reviews. A special themed issue on environmental education and communication for biodiversity will be published in 2004. Deadline for submissions: JUNE 1, 2004. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission guidelines at http://www.aeec.org/submission/submission.asp
Ecology and Society invites our 10,000+ subscribers and all other readers to participate in a manuscript competition that exploits novel ways of performing integrative science and policy research. The annual ‘Ralf Yorque Memorial Prize’ of 5,000 Euro will be awarded to the most novel paper that: 1) integrates different streams of science to assess fundamental questions in the ecological, political, and social foundations for sustainable social-ecological systems, and 2) employs unique advantages of electronic publishing and facilities of the WEB to help communicate complex ideas simply. The contributions of the winner and others that pass the normal peer-review process will be published in E&S. We want to see your novel ideas of scientific endeavors for the future. Simply indicate if the paper submitted is intended for the Ralf Yorque Competition and state in a cover letter why you think the manuscript is eligible for the competition (e.g. what is novel about the submission, and how is the web being used?). E&S wants help from researchers and practitioners who would like to push the limits of how scholarly research is communicated and is conducted. We have had some successful contributions, but not enough. For example, E&S has published novel integrated models of social-ecological systems including models for exploration by the readers themselves. There were two excellent winners of the first Ralf Yorque Competition that featured good science and good use of the Web (Cumming 2002, Peterson 2002). E&S also published novel ideas on integrative science like an immune system perspective of ecosystem management (Janssen 2001), or on approaches that produce real surprises when ecological, economic and decision systems are linked (Carpenter et al. 1999). However, we also experience that interdisciplinary science is often promoted in words and not in practice. Young scholars derive many incentives to specialize in certain disciplines, and experience few incentives to be creative in combining insights from various scientific disciplines and performing science in nontraditional ways. We ask our readers to be part of an effort to stimulate novelty and creativity of new ways of performing science. Manuscript submissions, while exploring new ways of science should include a balance of novelty and content. Each submission will be peer-reviewed for content and assessed by a panel of judges for novelty. In order to participate in this competition you must subscribe to Ecology and Society. Subscriptions can be obtained free of charge at http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/subscribe/ and include bi-annual e-mail notification of the current Issue-in-Progress table of contents and notices of competitions like this one. Full details for submission to this competition can be found at http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/submit/rysubmit.html. The deadline for submissions is JUNE 30, 2004.
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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is seeking research scholars for five positions related to its new interdisciplinary Greenhouse Gas Initiative. These positions span a range of fields including forestry, land use, agriculture, energy systems, technology dynamics, and decision analysis. IIASA’s Greenhouse Gas Initiative(GGI) focuses on climate change, its anthropogenic driving forces, and possible response strategies. The GGI involves a substantial institutional investment of resources, including the participation of seven IIASA research projects, and is envisioned as a long-term undertaking. Principal research activities include the development of long-term, global scenarios; the assessment of near- to medium-term mitigation and adaptation opportunities for specific countries; and the development of an integrated modeling framework to analyze international policy approaches. Analysis encompasses multiple gases and sectors (energy, agriculture, forestry), and the initial focus on emissions mitigation will be expanded to include climate change impacts and adaptation. For details on the available positions, see IIASA’s website at http://www.iiasa.ac.at/docs/IIASA_Employment.html. All positions require close cooperation with GGI team members from various disciplinary backgrounds. Successful candidates will be offered initial fixed-term contracts for 12 months for positions 1-4, and six months for position 5, beginning in the first half of 2004, with the possibility of extension, especially considering the longer-term time frame of the initiative.
Rutgers University: Assistant Professor (tenure track) Environmental/Risk Communication, Department of Human Ecology: Basic and applied research, teaching, and outreach in the area of environmental or risk communication. Issue may vary (e.g., natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environmental and/or health risks). Research related to topics such as stakeholder involvement, risk perception, public information, science communication, environmental justice. The person filling this position will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in environmental or risk communication and have the possibility of graduate teaching in her/his discipline. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in the land grant college (Cook College, which houses the multi-disciplinary Department of Human Ecology), and schools of policy, communication, and medicine, among others. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in social science related to the field of environmental/risk communication such as communication, journalism, psychology, planning, sociology, geography, environmental studies, law, urban studies, or anthropology. The successful candidate will have experience teaching, conducting research, and implementing outreach efforts. Send letter of application, two writing samples, and three letters of reference to: Environmental Communication Search Committee, Caron Chess, Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, 55 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520. Electronic submissions encouraged: email@example.com. Applications review began MARCH 1. Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
American University: Faculty Position in Global Environmental Policy. One-year temporary non-tenure track position at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor for AY2004-2005 (subject to final budgetary authorization) with possibility of renewal available for a second year AY2005-2006, based on budgetary authorization and satisfactory performance. Qualifications: Doctorate preferred; previous college teaching experience; scholarly research and publications preferred. Seeking areas of specialization in: Global Environmental Policy, Environmental Thought, and/or Sustainable Development Studies. Responsibilities: Undergraduate and graduate teaching; participation in School’s curriculum and program development; student advising; and University service. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of candidates began APRIL 1. Send CV, 3 letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to: Search Committee: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, 2004-2005 Temporary Positions, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC 20016-8071.
The Environmental Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) invites applications for an ongoing, fulltime Assistant Director at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in the Fall of 2004. We seek an interdisciplinary colleague with a commitment to cross-divisional (social science and science, humanities and science, e.g., public policy and land use planning, geography and local environmental history) teaching and research, a desire to initiate and integrate community service opportunities, and the ability and commitment to work with a culturally and socially diverse population. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory interdisciplinary Environmental Studies course and a group senior integrative experience each year; and other courses in the candidate’s field of expertise for a total of three courses per year. Administrative duties are student-centered and include oversight and development of the program’s community service opportunities (e.g., composting), student internships at area organizations, student advising, high-school outreach programs, and summer student research programs. Applicants should have a Ph.D., and complement existing expertise within the Environmental Studies program. See the program’s web site at http://academic.hws.edu/envstud/index.asp for additional information. Applicants must send a letter, teaching statement, CV, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Review of applications will begin on April 26th. Application materials, letters of recommendation and inquiries should be sent to: John D. Halfman, Director, Environmental Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456. VOICE: 315-781-3918. E-MAIL: Halfman@hws.edu
Skidmore College: Faculty Position and Associate Director in Environmental Studies. Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin January 2005. The successful candidate will teach and involve students in research in a growing environmental studies (ES) program. Applicants should have a focus in ecology and experience in interdisciplinary fields such as sustainable development and liberal studies. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate environmental studies courses, our two foundational courses (Environmental Concerns in Perspective and the ecology portion of Field Studies in Environmental Science), the ES junior seminar, and the capstone course for ES majors. This candidate will also guide undergraduates in their research on environmental issues. He or she will engage students in co-curricular activities that complement the academic mission of the ES program and share the administrative responsibilities of the program with the program director. Skidmore College anticipates a merger of the existing Environmental Studies Program and the Geosciences Program in the near future. We seek a leader who encourages cooperation among those faculty who will enter into the merger, and assists strengthening of both the environmental science and the more broadly based environmental studies program. Qualified candidates should have completed their Ph.D. prior to May 2004. Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching and research interests, including how these interests will be applied to work with undergraduates, to: Judith Ann Halstead, Director of Environmental Studies, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Application review began APRIL 8 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Colby College Environmental Studies Program < http://www.colby.edu/environ/> seeks a half-time Environmental Studies Coordinator. The Environmental Studies coordinator, working closely with the ES faculty, will oversee the assignment of student internships, including service learning opportunities; establish relationships for the program with relevant nonprofit organizations and government agencies, both state and federal; arrange for outside speakers to visit campus during the academic year; and address other issues relevant to the program. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree in a discipline related to Environmental Studies is preferred. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of reappointment pending administrative approval. The starting date for the position is negotiable; an August 15, 2004 starting date is preferable. The salary will depend on qualifications. Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested parties should send (1) a cover letter describing the candidate’s suitability for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of reference to Environmental Studies Coordinator Search Committee, c/o Professor Russell Cole, Department of Biology, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901.
Director, Passaic River Institute, Montclair State University. MSU’s newly established Passaic River Institute seeks a dynamic and innovative Director. The Institute’s mission is to further environmental research and education and to seek solutions for environmental problems within the Passaic River watershed (NJ). The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision for the Institute and will represent the Institute before the general public, the University community, professional organizations and government, private and corporate agencies. The Director will be responsible for overall administration of the Institute and provide leadership and vision to the personnel, fiscal planning and programmatic functions. Specific duties include developing and implementing budgets; identifying and securing significant external funding from state, federal and private sources; facilitating the relevant research of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; providing direction and growth to instructional, research and outreach programs; organizing an annual research conference; and developing and implementing a plan for the establishment and operation of a field research station. The Director will report directly to the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. Minimum qualifications include a Masters degree in an environmental science, five years of professional environmental management experience, and a significant record of scholarly and/or technical publications. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents including members of the university community, federal and state environmental regulatory agencies, environmental consulting firms, and the general public. Candidates should provide evidence of appropriate supervisory experience. Knowledge of environmental issues related to the Passaic River and a broad knowledge of environmental science is required. Applications, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional referees should be sent to: Dr. Scott Kight, Department of Biology & Molecular Biology, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Start date: July 1, 2004. Deadline for applications: APRIL 16, 2004. (Position V-82) Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. MSU is the second largest and fastest growing university in New Jersey. Internet: www.csam.montclair.edu
Emporia State University invites applications for a nine-month Instructor position in Geography starting August 2004. We seek candidates (either PhD or ABD) with research and teaching interests in Human-Environment Interactions/Environmental Geography. The ability to teach Cartography and GIS/Remote Sensing applications is highly desirable. Duties include teaching four courses per semester, including two introductory World Regional Geography courses and a mix of upper-level undergraduate courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Contingent upon funding, it is expected that this position will be advertised as a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position for fall 2005. Send application materials including a letter detailing research and teaching interests, a CV, and the names of three references to Dr. John Sacher, Chair, Department of Social Sciences, Box 4032, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 66801. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Emporia State University has approximately 6,000 students, and it is located in Emporia, KS, a community with a population of about 27,000. Situated in a rural setting, Emporia is in an area historically known as the Flint Hills. Geographically, Emporia is located approximately 100 miles southwest of Kansas City and 80 miles northeast of Wichita. Our Department of Social Sciences includes two full-time geographers as well as historians, philosophers, and political scientists. More information about the department can be accessed via our website: http://www.emporia.edu/socsci/divis.htm and questions can be directed to Dr. Sacher at email@example.com.
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/.
NSF’s Science and Technology Studies Program provides postdoctoral fellowships for research and other activities that aid in understanding the character and development of science and technology, including cultural, intellectual, material and social dimensions. Proposals are welcome from social scientists. The program supports research on the nature and development of technology and science, both in the past and present, and on differences in the nature of theory and evidence in various fields of science and engineering. STS also supports research on the interactions among science, technology and society, including such topics as the foundations of scientific and technological knowledge and institutions; the relations between science and other social institutions and groups; and processes of scientific and technological innovation and change. Access the program announcement at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04531. Or visit http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sts/start.htm. Contact(s): Keith Benson, Program Director; 702-292-7283; FAX 703-292-9068; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. John P. Perhonis, Associate Program Director; (703) 292-7279; FAX (703) 292-9068; Email: email@example.com.
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.
5.3. FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) is interested in supporting Environmental and Resource Economics workshops in each of the following categories: Dissertation Workshops; Methods Development and Training Workshops; and Current Issues Workshops. NCEE expects to have $200,000 to $250,000 available in FY04 for award under this Request for Initial Proposals, subject to availability of funding in the agency’s final FY04 budget. EPA anticipates workshops will cost up to $25,000 per day. Grants may be awarded for project periods of up to five years where appropriate. Individual grants may be fully or incrementally funded. Cost sharing is not required, but the cost-effectiveness of the initial proposal, which can be influenced by cost sharing, is an evaluation factor. EPA anticipates awarding three to 10 assistance agreements under this announcement (with an expected range of one to five in each workshop category); most will be cooperative agreements, not grants. NCEE reserves the discretion to select potential awardees from the current solicitation for funding this fiscal year and next; therefore, funding for some award(s) may not occur until next fiscal year. NCEE will not issue any non-competitive or unsolicited awards in any areas covered by this competition. This notice appeared on the February 20, 2004, FedGrants Web site and may be accessed at: http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/EPA/OGD/GAD/EPA-OPEI-NCEE-04-01/Grant.html. Or access the program announcement on the following EPA Web site: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ee/epa/eed.nsf/webpages/GrantSolicitations.html/ .
STAR Grant Program RFA Reductions for FY2004 and FY2005. The President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2005 was recently released. While the President’s Budget funds a number of important environmental research and development programs, funding for the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) extramural grants program will be decreased from the funding levels in previous budgets, from $100 million to about $65 million. As a result of this decision, it will be necessary for EPA to reduce the number of STAR Requests for Applications and associated grants, beginning with the 2004 announcements currently listed on our website. The EPA RFA announcements page (http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/) reflects these change
EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice to provide grants for projects to examine issues related to a community’s exposure to environmental harms and risks, including studies that extend to socioeconomic, institutional and public policy issues. The Environmental Justice Hazardous Substances Research Small Grants Program provides financial assistance to affected local community-based organizations to support projects to examine issues related to a community’s exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. Projects must be of a research nature only, i.e., survey, research, collecting and analyzing data which will be used to expand scientific knowledge or understanding of the subject studies. EPA has interpreted research to include studies that extend to socioeconomic, institutional, and public policy issues as well as the natural sciences. Research projects need not be limited to academic studies. EPA intends for the results of these research projects to be disseminated to members of the affected community. Funds can be used to develop a new activity or substantially improve the quality of existing programs that have a direct impact on affected communities. During FY04, EPA will make available $500,000 in grant funds to local community-based organizations. Deadline: APRIL 30, 2004. This notice appeared in the March 2, 2004, Federal Register and may be accessed at: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-4465.htm. Contact: Sheila Lewis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Justice Hazardous Substances Research Small Grants Program, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460; 800-962-6215; E-mail: email@example.com
NSF’s Science and Technology Studies Program provides grants for research and other activities that aid in understanding the character and development of science and technology, including cultural, intellectual, material and social dimensions. Proposals are welcome from social scientists. The program supports research on the nature and development of technology and science, both in the past and present, and on differences in the nature of theory and evidence in various fields of science and engineering. STS also supports research on the interactions among science, technology and society, including such topics as the foundations of scientific and technological knowledge and institutions; the relations between science and other social institutions and groups; and processes of scientific and technological innovation and change. Deadlines: AUGUST 1, 2004, and FEBRUARY 1, 2005. This program solicitation covers the eight modes pf support: STS Scholars Awards; STS Postdoctoral Fellowships; STS Professional Development Fellowships; Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants; Small Grants for Training and Research Fellowships; Other Grant Opportunities. Information about these efforts can be found at the Crosscutting /Interdisciplinary Programs home page: http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/. Up to $3.8 million is expected to be available for up to 65 awards. Access the program announcement at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04531. Or visit http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sts/start.htm. Contact(s): Keith Benson, Program Director; 702-292-7283; FAX 703-292-9068; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. John P. Perhonis, Associate Program Director; (703) 292-7279; FAX (703) 292-9068; Email: email@example.com.
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.
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.” Awards are announced March 15, 2005. Contact: American-Scandinavian Foundation, 8 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, (212) 879-9779, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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/
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. The deadline for applications for the semester beginning September 2004 is approaching. The electronic application for admission can be started by setting up a registration ID at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=COL-GAS.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.sph.umich.edu/pfps. Application deadlines are APRIL 1 and NOVEMBER 1 each year.
Columbia University has launched a new twelve-month masters degree, the M.A. Program in Climate and Society, which will train professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. The program’s 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 superb 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. The deadline for applications for the semester beginning September 2004 is approaching.
The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) is offering a limited number of professional development diversity workshops for environmental educators. The workshops offer an opportunity to explore multicultural issues as they occur in the real world of environmental education. Through discussion of one or more cases participants will explore the intersection of EE and cultural diversity and identify steps that can be taken to make one’s own organization and program more inclusive and culturally diverse. The case workshop is easily incorporated within a conference format (such as a state EE conference) or as a stand-alone workshop for your organization or group. For more information, please contact Gus Medina (email@example.com or 905.468.8031) or visit: http://www.eetap.org/media/pdf/CasesWorkshopAnnouncement.pdf
Conservation And Environmental Education Awards. Nomination Deadline: April 23, 2004. International Paper and The Conservation Fund will provide national recognition and $10,000 cash grants to two conservation/environmental education leaders. The Conservation award recognizes an individual who has achieved significant results in the protection of habitat through a cooperative relationship with a business or corporation. The Environmental Education award honors educators who have shown special skills in giving their students a better understanding of the complex relationship between environmental protection and economic growth. http://www.conservationfund.org/?article=2331
Global Water Issues and International Environmental Public Policy, Political Science 377B, will be offered online from June 1-August 26 via the distance learning program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. The course investigates whether the international community has been able to construct international regimes which can effectively deal with the management of the world’s freshwater, to satisfy basic human needs as well as to prevent and resolve disputes about water. The course should be of interest to international environmental, international public policy ,international relations, and political science students. Instructor: Robert Weiner Chair ,International Relations program University of Massachusetts at Boston firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information contact: Katherine Galaitsis, Director, Online Education, 617-287-7918, Katharine.Galaitsis@umb.edu. Registration begins April 4
Duke’s Nicholas School Receives Huge Gift. Officials of Duke University announced a $72 million gift from Pete and Ginny Nicholas of Boston. The bulk of the gift, some $70 million, will be used to extend the reach and impact of Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, while the remaining $2 million will support the renovation of the university’s Perkins Library. http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/news/nicholas_0104.html
The 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) will become legally binding on May, 17 2004. The 90-day countdown to the treaty’s entry into force was triggered on 17 February 2004 when France became the 50th State to ratify the agreement. Canada was the first country to ratify the treaty, on May 23, 2001. See the Stockholm Convention’s website — www.pops.int
100th APSA Annual Meeting-Chicago. Online Registration for the 100th Annual Meeting in Chicago is open. Simply login to MyAPSA at http://www.apsanet.org and click on the link for “2004 Pre-Registration.” Visit the Meetings page (www.apsanet.org/mtgs/) for the latest information on the 2004 convention. You can also make your hotel reservations for the conference online.
APSA Travel Grants. Applications are now available online for travel grants to attend the 2004 APSA Annual Meeting. There are three travel grant programs, one for U.S. Graduate Students & Unemployed Members, one for International Graduate Students studying in the U.S., and one for International Scholars. Only individuals who are presenting or participating in the Annual Meeting Program are eligible to receive travel grants. These grants provide help in attending the Annual Meeting and are intended as supplemental funding, not as fully paid travel. The deadline for submission of grant application materials is May 21, 2004.
The Eighth International Drainage Symposium: April 14-17, 2004. Sacramento, CA, U.S.A. Contact: National Small Flows Clearinghouse, PO Box 6064, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6064, U.S.A. Tel: (800) 624-8301; Fax: (304) 293-3161; Internet: www.nsfc.wvu.edu.
Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting: April 15-18, 2004. Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.indiana.edu/~mpsa/index.html.
Plastics Pipes XII: April 19-22, 2004. Milan, Italy. Contact: Michael Ball, PPI. Tel: (202) 462-9607; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.plasticpipe.org.
Micropurge Low-Flow Purging & Ground Water Sampling: April 20, 2004. San Antonio, TX, U.S.A. Contact: David M. Nielsen, The Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc., 4686 State Route 605 South, Galena, OH 43021, U.S.A. Tel: (740) 965-5026; Fax: (740) 965-5027; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.envirofieldschool.com.
Characterization of Hydrocarbon and MTBE-Impacted Sites for RBCA and Natural Attenuation: April 21-22, 2004. San Antonio, TX, U.S.A. Contact: David M. Nielsen, The Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc., 4686 State Route 605 South, Galena, OH 43021, U.S.A. Tel: (740) 965-5026; Fax: (740) 965-5027; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.envirofieldschool.com.
Soil Sampling for Volatile Organic Compounds: April 23, 2004. San Antonio, TX, U.S.A. Contact: David M. Nielsen, The Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc., 4686 State Route 605 South, Galena, OH 43021, U.S.A. Tel: (740) 965-5026; Fax: (740) 965-5027; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.envirofieldschool.com.
New York State Political Science Association, 58th Annual Conference: April 23-24, 2004. Internet: www.niagara.edu/nyspsa
3rd Session of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 3) of the Basel Convention: April 26-30, 2004. Geneva, Switzerland. For information, contact: Basel Secretariat. Tel: +41-22-917-8218; Fax: +41-22-797-3454; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: http://www.unep.ch/basel/.
Interlaken Workshop on Decentralization: Federal Systems in Forestry and National Forest Programmes: April 27-30, 2004. Interlaken, Switzerland.
New England Political Science Association Annual Conference: April 30-May 1, 2004. Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center, Potsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. www.nepsa.org.
UNFF-4: May 3-14, 2004. Geneva, Switzerland.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points: May 4-5, 2004. Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A. Contact: Stan Hazan, Executive Director, NSF Center for Public Health Education. Tel: (800) NSF-MARK, ext. 5105; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brussels Climate Change Conference: May 11-12, 2004. Hotel Amigo, Brussels. Internet: http://www.euconferences.com/fraclimate04.htm.
The Environmental Sampling Field Course: May 11-14, 2004. Columbus, OH, U.S.A. Contact: David M. Nielsen, The Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc., 4686 State Route 605 South, Galena, OH 43021, U.S.A. Tel: (740) 965-5026; Fax: (740) 965-5027; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.envirofieldschool.com.
Soil Sampling for Volatile Organic Compounds: May 12, 2004. Columbus, OH, U.S.A. Contact: David M. Nielsen, The Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc., 4686 State Route 605 South, Galena, OH 43021, U.S.A. Tel: (740) 965-5026; Fax: (740) 965-5027; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.envirofieldschool.com.
Activated Carbon Adsorption: Principals and Applications: May 17-18, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, U.S.A. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-1214; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.pacslabs.com.
Selecting the Best Activated Carbon for a Specific Application: May 19-20, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, U.S.A. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-1214; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.pacslabs.com..
Operation and Design of Liquid and Vapor Phase Systems: May 21, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, U.S.A. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-1214; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.pacslabs.com.
Agglomeration Technologies: May 22, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, U.S.A. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-1214; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.pacslabs.com.
Developing the TransEuropean Transport Networks (TEN-T): May 24-25, 2004. Hotel President WTC, Brussels. Internet: http://www.euconferences.com/fratransport04.htm.
Business, Trade and Investment in an enlarged Europe: May 26-27, 2004. Hotel President WTC, Brussels. Internet: http://www.euconferences.com/fraenlargement04.htm.
Eleventh Annual Conference on the Adirondacks: May 26-27, 2004. Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake, New York, U.S.A. http://www.adkresearch.org/
2004 EPA Science Forum: June 1-3, 2004. http://www.epa.gov/ord/scienceforum
International Conference for Renewable Energies: June 1-4, 2004. Bonn, Germany. Internet: http://www.renewables2004.de/
11th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XI): June 13-18, 2004. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Third New-Cue Writers’ Conference and Workshop in Honor of Rachel Carson: June 15-18, 2004. The Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.new-cue.org/page9.html
American Water Resources Association meeting: Riparian Ecosystems and Buffers: Multi-scale Structure, Function & Management: June 28-30, 2004. Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.awra.org/meetings/Olympic2004/index.html
The Role of High Mountains in the Global Transport of POPs: July 1-3, 2004. Milano, Italy. Internet: http://www.setac.org/files/POPs%20Announcement.pdf
Sustainable Communities conference: July 14-18, 2004. Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.global-community.biz/conference/Call%20for%20Papers.htm
ITTC-36: July 20-23, 2004. Switzerland.
Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities: July 20-23, 2004. Monash University Centre, Prato (near Florence), Tuscany, Italy. Internet: http://www.HumanitiesConference.com
Conference on Climate Change and Aquatic Systems: Past, Present & Future: July 21-23, 2004. Plymouth, UK.
7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management: July 25-28, 2004. Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. Internet: www.precision.agri.umn.edu/conference/
Negotiations of a Successor Agreement to ITTA, 1994: July 26-30, 2004. Geneva, Switzerland.
International Symposium on Horticultural Education Extension and Training: August 18-21, 2004. Perth, Australia. Internet: http://www.muresk.curtin.edu.au/ishs/ or email Peter J. Batt at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2004 International Specialty Conference: Good Water Governance for People & Nature: What Roles for Law, Institutions & Finance?: August 29 – September 1, 2004. Dundee, Scotland. Internet: http://www.awra.org/meetings/Dundee2004/index.html
American Political Science Association annual meeting: September 2-5, 2004. Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/about/index.cfm.
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/.
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.
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
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
Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Conference. September 28 – October 2, 2004, Adelaide, Australia. http://users.chariot.net.au/~aaee/2004/
Water Rights and Related Water Supply Issues: October 13-16, 2004. Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A. Contact: Larry D. Stephens, U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, 1616 Seventeenth Street, #483, Denver, CO 80202, USA; Tel: (303) 628-5430; Fax: (303) 628-5431; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.uscid.org.
Activated Carbon Adsorption: Principles and Applications: October 16-17, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, U.S.A. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-1214; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.pacslabs.com.
Selecting the Best Activated Carbon for a Specific Application: October 18-19, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, U.S.A. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-1214; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.pacslabs.com.
Operation and Design of Liquid and Vapor Phase Systems: October 20, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, U.S.A. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-1214; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.pacslabs.com.
International Activated Carbon Conference: October 21-22, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, USA. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-1214; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.pacslabs.com.
Agglomeration Technologies: October 23, 2004. Pittsburgh, PA. Contact: Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Testing, Consulting, Training, 409 Meade Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108, U.S.A. Tel: (724) 457-6575; Fax: (724) 457-214; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.pacslabs.com.
7th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the Basel Convention: October 25-29, 2004. Geneva, Switzerland. Basel COP-7 is tentatively scheduled to be held in Geneva from October 25-29, 2004. For information contact: Basel Secretariat. Tel: +41-22-917-8218; Fax: +41-22-797-3454; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: http://www.unep.ch/basel/.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Northeastern Area Convention: Assessment and Evaluation, Technology, Literacy, and Science Outside the Box: November 4-6, 2004. Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.nsta.org/conventions
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Northwestern Area Convention: Leadership in Science Education, Building the Capacity of New Teachers, How People Learn, Applications of Science and Technology, Assessment, and Teacher of Teachers: November 18-20, 2004. Seattle, WA, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.nsta.org/conventions
UNESCO Global Forum on Research and Higher Education Policy: December 1-3, 2004. Paris, France.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Eastern Area Convention: Maximizing Resources in Standards-Based Instruction, Technology Integration, Biotechnology: Applications and Implications, and Interdisciplinary Study of Watersheds: December 2-4, 2004. Richmond, VA, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.nsta.org/conventions
ITTC-37: December 13-18, 2004. Yokohama, Japan.
International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: March 1-5, 2005. Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. Internet: http://csf.Colorado.EDU/isa/
Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting: April 7-10, 2005. Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Internet: http://www.indiana.edu/~mpsa/index.html.
American Political Science Association annual meeting: September 1-4, 2005. Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Internet: http://www.apsanet.org/about/index.cfm.
19th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID): September 10-18, 2005. Beijing, China. For information, contact: Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage. Tel: +86-10-6841-5522/6841-6506; Fax: +86-10-6845-1169; Email: email@example.com; Internet: http://www.icid.org/index_e.html.
International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention: March 22-25, 2005. San Diego, CA, U.S.A. Interne: http://csf.Colorado.EDU/isa/