Newsletter September 2001

Please send all announcements, information, queries, reviews, help wanted, etc. to Ronnie Lipschutz,, 260 Stevenson College, UC-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, Phone: 831-459-3275; fax: 831-459-3334. The next full issue will probably be out in November. Keep those e-mails coming! Feel free to forward this to anyone you think might find it interesting.










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CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS: International Studies Association – West Annual Conference October 13 and 14, 2001, University of California-Davis. “The Changing Dynamics of International Organizations: Legal and Political Aspects” Sscholars from all disciplines are invited to submit ideas for panels and papers. There will be four concurrent sessions in the morning and afternoon of Saturday, October 13th, and two sessions on Sunday morning, October 14th. Preliminary information, including forms fo submitting paper and panel proposals is available on the Web site for the meeting at: The deadline for submissions is SEPTEMBER 10, 2001. Please submit panel and paper proposals to the Program Development Chairs: Wil Burns, American Society of International Law-Wildlife Interest Group,, Fax 510.251.2203, or Kate O’Neill, UC Berkeley,

CONGRATULATIONS: Beth DeSombre’s book, Domestic Sources of International Environmental Policy: Industry, Environmentalists, and U.S. Power, won the Lynton Caldwell prize this year for the best book in environmental policy, from the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy section of APSA


CLIMATE CHANGE IN ASIA: Paul Harris is editing a series of books on environmental change and foreign policy in EAST ASIA. The goal of these books is to consolidate work in this field. He is seeking one or more additional chapters on CLIMATE CHANGE, already written, on one or more of the following countries: Cambodia/Kampuchea; Indonesia; Korea (North and/or South); Laos; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Taiwan; Thailand; ASEAN. Contact him at:

WORLD WATER CONGRESS October 15-19, 2001, Berlin. See:

GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FORUM-PACIFIC Sept. 25-28, 2001, Honolulu, HI. See:, or contact: Charles Barber, GBF-Pacific Coordinator, World Resources Institute, 14 Cabbage Street, Valle Verde 5, Pasig, Manila, Philippines, Tel: (+63-2) 631-0421, Fax: (+63-2) 631-0406, Email:

GROUNDWORK WORKSHOP: Participatory Research and Action for Environmental Sustainability: Cape Cod, Massachusetts: October 21-26, 2001. This course offers a cross-sectoral approach to policy and planning for environmental sustainability through community participation, education, health, microfinance and gender integration. Senior experts in social ecology and participatory research from Ground Work will facilitate the course: Christina Rawley, Eileen Kane, and Mary O’Reilly de Brun, with guest faculty and facilitators from around the world. This intensive residential workshop will offer practical experience in program design from beginning to end, including fieldwork in local communities. Drawing on internationally known institutions and environmental groups in the community, evening sessions will provide opportunities for stimulating exchange of ideas with interesting guests from the local environment community and international visitors. For an application form and further details on this course, please write to

CORPORATE POWER OR PEOPLE’S POWER? TNCs AND GLOBALISATION 27, 28, 29 September 2001. Asia-Pacific Research Network and AID/WATCH, University of Technology Sydney, Harris St, Sydney, Australia. For more information, see:

IHDP and START announce a call for applications for the third bi-annual International Human Dimensions Workshop for young scientists from developing countries and from Central/Eastern Europe and Russia. The workshop will take place from June 3 – 14, 2002 in Bonn, Germany. The theme for the workshop will be “Human Dimensions of Urbanisation and the Transition to Sustainability”. Deadline date for applications is November 10, 2001. All those selected to participate in the workshop will be fully funded by IHDP, START and several other donors. Contact: International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany. email:;; phone: + 228 – 73 96 79; fax: + 228 – 73 90 54

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Global Environmental Change and the Nation State” 2001 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Berlin, 7-8 December 2001. The conference will be held in English. Proposals for papers should be sent by e-mail to Frank Biermann at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ( The body of the e-mail (no attachments please) should contain (i) the title of the proposed paper, (ii) an abstract of approximately 200 words, and (iii) the complete address and professional affiliation of all (co)-author(s). The deadline for proposals is 15 September 2001. Notification of the decision will be sent by e-mail no later than 1 October 2001. Further information about this conference can be found at Or contact Frank Biermann at or Klaus Dingwerth at

COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES: You are invited to submit CPR-related materials for publication on the Digital Library of the Commons (DLC). The (DLC), a collaborative project of the Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis and the Indiana University Digital Library Program, is a gateway to the international literature on common pool resources (CPRs). This site contains a Working Paper Archive of author-submitted papers as well as CPR-related digital materials from the Workshop Research Library. See:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Anthropology Policy Conference. Environment, Resources, and Sustainability: Policy Issues for the 21st Century. Hosted by the University of Georgia Department of Anthropology, Athens, Georgia, February 15-16, 2002. Papers are invited in the following topical areas: Environmental Justice, GMOs, Intellectual Property Rights, Industrial Agriculture and the Environment, Access to Fisheries Resources, Conservation and Community, Natural Resource Management, Consumption and Globalization, Corporatization and Consolidation of Food Systems, and Energy. Proposals for papers should be 250 words or less and sent by e-mail (regular mail accepted if necessary) by October 1st 2001 to Kendall Thu at Kendall can also be contacted by phone at 815 753-0479. Questions can also be directed to Pete Brosius at 706 542-1463 or Acceptance notification will be provided by Nov. 1st along with registration information. The conference registration deadline is December 1st.

PACIFIC CURRENTS On-line is a monthly update of news, information and action items from Pacific Environment, the California-based non-profit that works to protect the living environment of the Pacific Rim. To subscribe, send a blank email to Questions can be directed to Rory Cox at

WILDLIFE LAW: The 7th International Wildlife Law Conference will take place on March 30, 2002 at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC. The theme for the conference will be “The Convention on Biological Diversity: A Ten Year Report Card.” Individuals interested in proposing panels or individual papers are invited to submit abstracts using the site’s online abstract submission form,, or directly to Wil Burns at the address listed below. The deadline for submitting proposals is September 15 and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Participants will also be invited to draft longer versions of their papers for inclusion in a special symposium issue of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, Limited funding for speakers from outside North America is anticipated. Inquiries to: William C.G. Burns, Chair, American Society of International Law – Wildlife Interest Group, 1210 Floribunda Ave. #7 , Burlingame, CA 94010 USA; Ph: 650.281.9126; Fax: 801.838.4710; e-mail:

EARTH FORUM: The Earth Technologies Forum (ETF), a conference and exhibition on global climate change and ozone protection technologies and policies, will be held March 25-27, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. A Call For Papers is available at For a copy of the Call For Papers or additional information, please call (703) 807-4052, check the Forum’s home page at, or e-mail


BUSH & SHRUB: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has published a report entitled, “Bush and the Environment: A Citizen’s Guide to the First 100 Days.” It provides a complete assessment of President Bush’s environmental activities. This 19-page report is available in PDF format at the website: , or

GLOBAL CHANGE, a compendium of resources related to global change, is available at: Global Change Digest can be found at:

EARTHTRENDS: The Environmental Information Portal, at:

ARID LANDS NEWSLETTER No. 49 is available at URL:

GREENHOUSE GAS TRADING after COP6: An Australian Perspective, by Carrie Sonneborn, at:


INVENTORY OF US GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND SINKS: 1990 – 1999 (Document number EPA 236-R-01-001), at:

The Welfare Costs of Hybrid Carbon Policies in the European Union, By Mustafa Babiker, Laurent Viguier, John Reilly, Denny Ellerman, and Patrick Criqui, at:


GLOBAL CHANGE: The US Global Change Research Program has updated its “What’s New” page. See the additions at:


IS WALES VIABLE? The resolutions from the 53rd Meeting of the International Whaling Commission are now available at:

WASTE? NOT! “Waste management policies in Central and Eastern Europe,” at:

ECOTOPICS: Issue #9 at:

CARBON: Point Carbon ( provides a free, daily news service on factors influencing the value of carbon, including political developments, economic factors, emissions, as well as market developments.

NEW ECONOMICS FOUNDATION has published ‘An Environmental War Economy – the lessons of ecological debt and climate change’ at:


AMERICANS & THE WORLD: American public attitudes on biotechnology is the focus of the second release of the Americans and the World website (

CLIMATE & TRADE: Matthias Buck and Roda Verheyen (University of Hamburg, Research Unit for Environmental Law, in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Germany.), International Trade Law and Climate Change – A positive Way Forward, at:

CARBON AT THE ROYAL SOCIETY (JOLLY GOOD!): The Royal Society (the UK’s national academy of sciences) has released a report entitled ‘The role of land carbon sinks in mitigating global climate change’. The report can be downloaded from:

UNCTAD: Greenhouse Gas Market Perspectives: Trade and Investment Implications of the Climate Change Regime. See:

ABA Newsletter: The American Bar Association’s Committee on Climate Change and Sustainable Development has released its latest newsletter, on the Web at:


Clark A. Miller & Paul N. Edwards, Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2001). Four stars! Check it out!

Jennifer Clapp, Toxic Exports: The Transfer of Hazardous Wastes from Rich to Poor Countries (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001).

Shin-wa Lee, Environment Matters: Conflicts, Refugees & International Relations (Seoul and Tokyo: WHDI Press, January 2001)

Peter Dauvergne, Loggers and Degradation in the Asia-Pacific: Corporations and Environmental Management (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Peter Dauvergne, “The Rise of an Environmental Superpower? Evaluating Japanese Environmental Aid to Southeast Asia,” in Javed Maswood, ed., Japan and East Asian Regionalism (London and New York: Routledge, 2001): 51-67.

Paul G. Harris, International Equity and Global Environmental Politics: Power and Principles in U.S. Foreign Policy (London: Ashgate Press, 2001).

Rob van Tulder & Ans Kolk, “Multinationality and corporate ethics: codes of conduct in the sporting goods industry”, Journal of International Business Studies, 32 #2 (2001), pp. 267-283.

Urs Luterbacher and Detlef F. Sprinz, eds., International Relations and Global Climate Change (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001).

Steven Bernstein, The Compromise of Liberal Evironmentalism (New York:Columbia University Press, 2001).

Peter Barnes, Who Owns The Sky?: Our Common Assets and the Future of Capitalism (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001).

Cincotta, Richard P., and Robert Engelman. “Nature Displaced: Human Population Trends and Projections, and Their Meanings.” In Nature and Human Society: The Quest for a Sustainable World, edited by Peter R. Raven and Tanya Williams, 303-14. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.

Cincotta, Richard P., and Robert Engelman. Nature’s Place: Human Population and the Future of Biological Diversity. Washington, DC: Population Action International, 2000.

Susanna Myllylä, Street Environmentalism: Civic Associations and Environmental Practices in the Urban Governance of Third World Megacities (Tampere: Tampere University Press, 2001). ISBN 951-44-5040-X. This book is also available as electronic form in the internet homepage, where is a link to the full text:

Guy Dauncey with Patrick Mazza, Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change (New Society Publishers). See:

The Social Learning Group (William C. Clark and Nancy Dickson, Jill Jäger, and Josee van Eijndhoven, eds.), Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2001). Volume 1: A Comparative History of Social Responses to Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain; Volume 2: A Functional Analysis of Social Responses to Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain

Ronnie Lipschutz, Cold War Fantasies: Film, Fiction, and Foreign Policy (Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming October, 2001–I hope!)


ASST. PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS, University of British Columbia: The Food and Resource Economics Group at the University of British Columbia is looking to fill a position in environmental and resource economics. Apply by Sept 1 (OOPS!). Interviews will be held at the 2001 AAEA meetings in Chicago. Subject to final budgetary and administrative approval. Send letter of application and c.v. to Sabina Lee Shaikh, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Ph./Fax: 604-822-2144, Email See the full job announcement at .

WILSON CENTER FELLOWSHIPS: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars awards approximately 20-25 in-residence fellowships annually in an international competition. Successful applicants submit outstanding proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues-topics that intersect with questions of public policy or provide the historical framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. For academic participants, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level. Award: $20,000-$60,000; Deadline: October 1, 2001 For Application information: or email:

FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE: The Foundation For the Future has developed a research grant program to provide financial support to scholars undertaking research that is directly related to a better understanding of the factors affecting the quality of life for the long-term future of humanity. Award: $1,000-$9,000 Deadline: Oct 31, 2001. For further information, see:

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, anticipates hiring two Assistant Professors in the following general areas: Environment and Society; Air Pollution Chemistry; Environmental Information Technology; Environmental Molecular Biotechnology. For further information on the department please refer to the web page Applicants should demonstrate a potential for high-quality teaching as well as for developing a sponsored research program. For full consideration, candidates should apply by November 1, 2001. Expected starting date is July 1, 2002. Applications should include a complete resume, examples of published work, a statement outlining teaching and research interests, and the addresses of four individuals willing to provide references. Send materials to: Chair of Search Committee, 3400 N. Charles St., 313 Ames Hall, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218

POPULATION-ENVIRONMENT FELLOWSHIPS WORLDWIDE: The Population-Environment Fellows Program offers two-year professional fellowships to individuals with a graduate degree 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. 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. Requires: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; and 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. Application deadlines are April 1 and November 1 each year. The Program has a variety of fellowships available at any given time. Fellows receive a professional-level stipend and benefits. For more information, please contact: The Population-Environment Fellows Program, University of Michigan, 1214 South University, 2nd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2548; Tel. (734) 763-9456; Fax (734) 647-0643; Web site:; E-mail: The Population-Environment Fellows Program is funded by USAID and administered by the University of Michigan.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA PH.D PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMICS: The Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will start its new Ph.D. program in environmental and resource economics this Fall. Qualified US students will receive full financial support for five years. Students with undergraduate degrees in either economics or natural science are encouraged to consider applying. For more information contact Charles D. Kolstad, Professor, the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, email> Or see

MASTER’S PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY AND ORGANIZING: The Environmental Studies Department of Antioch New England Graduate School is creating a new masters program in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing that offers political education and social action training for people interested in working in the advocacy field. For more information:

U.S. EPA has an immediate opening for U.S. citizens seeking a full-time staff position to work on greenhouse gas inventories. This position is with EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division within the Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP), located in Washington, D.C. The staff member will serve as a specialist on greenhouse gas inventories and other related technical matters related to greenhouse gas emissions. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The applicant must possess a Master’s Degree in a quantitative discipline, such as engineering, science, or an equivalent degree (a relevant Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience may substitute). This position ranges from GS-9 to GS-13, depending on qualifications and salary history. The official vacancy announcement for this is posted at Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter either electronically or by mail (no phone calls) to: Mr. Reid Harvey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (MS 6204N), Washington, D.C. 20460

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS: Oldenburg University, Germany, Department of Economics offers a PhD position as Scientific Researcher /Research Assistant), starting at 15.10.2001, located within the research group SPEED (Scientific Pool of Environmental Economic Disciplines) with the main research focus on quantitative analysis of impacts by diverse environmental and energy policy strategies (see This position offers the opportunity to elaborate the PhD and to take action in international research projects; teaching activities in the area of environmental and resource economics are welcome. Applicants should have an exam (diploma) in economics, mathematics or physics with economic background or related fields. Furthermore, the applicants should have strong skills in environmental and energy economics, econometrics and mathematical programming /computer languages. Well developed writing and editing skills in English are desired. Basic knowledge of German is welcome but not necessary. Please send your application until 15. September 2001 to Oldenburg University, FB4, Head of research group SPEED, Dr. ClaudiaKemfert P. O. Box, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany. If you should have further queries please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Claudia Kemfert, Oldenburg University, Dept. of Economics I, D- 26111 Oldenburg, Germany. Tel.: 49 441 798 4106; Fax: +49 441 798 4101; E-mail:

VISITING PROFESSOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: The Environmental Studies B.A. Program and the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at The University of Chicago seek to appoint a Visiting Professor in environmental policy for a one-year (renewable) term. Duties include instruction in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses as well as informal collegial and educational activities. Provision will be made for independent research. Applications should contain: a cover letter with an e-mail address; a curriculum vitae delineating teaching and scholarly experience; a statement of the one-quarter courses you would like to teach here; and at least two letters of recommendation. Course syllabi are optional. For additional information, contact Theodore L. Steck: >Applications should be sent before December 31 to: Cynthia Cook Conley, Recruitment Coordinator, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, 1155 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60637

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH PROGRAM ON ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR: The University of Colorado, Institute of Behavioral Science, in collaboration with both the Department of Economics and the Environmental Studies Program, invites applications for the position of Director of the Research Program on Environment and Behavior in the Institute of Behavioral Science. Recruiting is targeted at the advanced Associate Professor level; however, individuals at a higher rank may be considered. The position is fully rostered in the Institute of Behavioral Science. The successful candidate will also have tenure and teaching responsibilities in his or her cognate department/program. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of external support, a commitment to collaborative, multi-disciplinary research, and experience in program development. More information concerning the Research Program on Environment and Behavior can be found in the Institute of Behavioral Science’s brochure, available on-line at Applications should include a statement of research and teaching interests and experience, a perspective on how he/she would advance the program, a curriculum vitae, and key publications, along with the names and addresses of three references. Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2001 and continue until the position is filled. Send applications to: Dr. J. Terrence McCabe, Search Chair, Research Program on Environment and Behavior, Institute of Behavioral Science, 468 UCB, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0468. E-mail:

LUCE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY: For doctoral and postdoctoral studies in Southeast Asia. These are short-term fellowships (three to twelve months) for US graduate students (must have completed all components of the PhD except the dissertation) or for US-based scholars who have received their PhDs in the last five years. Fellowships can be held in conjunction with other sources of funding. More information available at


You might want to take a look at THE GALLON ENVIRONMENT LETTER, 506 Victoria Ave., Montreal, Quebec H3Y 2R5, Ph. (514) 369-0230, Fax (514) 369-3282; e-mail: Expensive but very informative. Gallon also issues periodic environmental job listings.

CLIMATE POLICY MATERIALS: Michael Molitor is assembling papers, articles, etc. describing the clash between the U.S. and the EU/EC on climate policy going back to the UNFCCC INC sessions [1991-92]. Please send copies of the papers [in pdf, Word, etc.], links to materials, or just reference information to:

REQUEST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TEXTS: In July, Rowman & Littlefield acquired Acada Books, a small press devoted to publishing Environmental Studies textbooks. Acada is continuing and expanding its editorial mission with Rowman & Littlefield, with the aim of publishing texts that provide a thoughtful, balanced, and rigorous approach to the study of people’s relationship to nature. Professors are invited to submit >environmental-related textbook proposals for consideration to: Brian Romer, Field Publisher; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 2825 SE 67th Ave.; Portland, OR 97206; Phone: 503-788-1539;


Shannon O’Lear, Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Room 220 Davenport Hall, 607 South Mathews Avenue , Urbana, IL 61801-3671. email:; Telephone: (217) 333-1880; Fax: (217) 244-1785

Beth DeSombre, Frost Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. ph: 781-283-2168; fax: 781-283-3664; email: