Newsletter January 2008

Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter, January 2008
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Editors: Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald, University of California, Irvine
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The ESS Newsletter can also be found at: http://environmental-studies.org. The next edition will be April 2008. We tend to follow a Winter, Spring and Fall schedule.
The ESS newsletter is based at the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California, Irvine (www.cusa.uci.edu) and co-edited by Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald. Please send publication information, announcements, calls for papers, job announcements, job and address changes, email information, queries, etc. for inclusion in the next newsletter to cusa [AT] uci.edu.
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CONTENTS

  1. ESS SECTION NEWS
  2. NEW PUBLICATIONS
  3. ON THE WEB
  4. CALLS FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS/SUBMISSIONS
  5. CAREER RESOURCES
  6. UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS
  7. NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SECTION NEWS
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NOTE FROM THE ENVIROMENTAL STUDIES SECTION CHAIR

If you’re at the ISA Convention in San Francisco, be sure to join ESS for our annual business meeting, Friday at 12:30 (tentatively scheduled in Yosemite B – Hilton). Our section has among the highest meeting participation in the organization and the most exciting meetings; we’ll be electing new officers, hearing an update on the Compendium project, considering proposals for how to improve the environmental footprint of the conference, and finding out who the winners of the Sprout (Book) award and graduate student paper award are, among other things.

Join us as well for the ESS reception, Friday at 6:30 (tentatively scheduled in Continental 4 – Hilton) for drinks and some lovely food (new on the menu this year — baked brie), and general socializing!

Beth DeSombre
ESS Chair

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Nominations Committee (Michele Betsill, Ken Conca, Ronnie Lispschutz, and Dimitris Stevis) of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association invites you to send us your nominations for the following officer positions of the Environmental Studies Section. Self-nominations are welcome, as, of course, are nominations of others (but please confirm that the nominated individuals are willing to stand for election). Please send nominations to Ken Conca at kconca@gvpt.umd.edu

The election will be conducted at the business meeting of the section during ISA’s annual convention, in March, and in an e-mail poll prior to the meeting. Nominees are not required to attend the convention to stand for election. Nominees should submit a short (paragraph or two) statement of qualifications.

Positions opening up in 2008 include the following. For more information on the section or the committees, please see the section’s web page at http://environmental-studies.org/

–Section Vice-Chair: One person, two-year term.

–Executive Committee: Six members, rolling two-year terms. Three seats open for election in 2008.

–Nominations Committee: Four members, rolling two-year terms. Two seats open for election in 2008.

–Harold & Margaret Sprout Award Committee: Five members, rolling two-year terms. Two seats open for election in 2008.

UPCOMING ISA CONFERENCES (http://www.isanet.org/conventions/)
International Studies Association, 2008 Annual Convention, March 26-29, 2008, San Francisco.
International Studies Association, 2009 Annual Convention, February 15-18, 2009, New York.
International Studies Association, 2010 Annual Convention, February 17-20, 2010, New Orleans.

ISA AWARD NOMINATIONS REQUESTED
ISA offers several awards given to recognize outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of international studies. These awards have different committees, nominating procedures and application deadlines, and they recognize papers, books, achievement and service to the international studies community. For more information on these awards, please see http://www.isanet.org/awards/2007/03/welcome_to_the_.html

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2. NEW PUBLICATIONS
2.1. BOOKS
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Michele M. Betsill and Elisabeth Corell (Eds.). 2007. NGO Diplomacy: The Influence of Nongovernmental Organizations in International Environmental Negotiations. MIT Press. http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262524766

Hans Günter Brauch (Ed.). 2008. Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century. Springer. http://www.springer.com/law/environmental/book/978-3-540-75976-8

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2.2. ARTICLES, CHAPTERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
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Auer, Matthew R. 2008. “Presidential Environmental Appointees in Comparative Perspective,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 68, No. 1: 68-80.

Falkner, Robert. 2007. “The Global Biotech Food Fight: Why the United States Got It So Wrong”, in: Brown Journal of World Affairs 14(1), Fall/Winter: 99-110.
Falkner, Robert. 2007. “The Political Economy of ‘Normative Power’ Europe: EU Environmental Leadership in International Biotechnology Regulation”, in: Journal of European Public Policy 14(4): 507-526.
Payne , Rodger A. 2007. “The Geopolitics of Global Warming,” in 16 Sustain: A journal of environmental and sustainability issues, (June 2007), 9-15. Available at http://www.louisville.edu/a-s/polsci/payne/publications/SustainGeopoliticsClimateChange.pdf

Payne , Rodger A. and Sean Payne. 2007. “The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond: The Politics of Climate Change” in Ralph G. Carter (ed.) Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade, 3rd edition. (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2007).

Steinberg, Paul F. 2007. “Causal Assessment in Small-N Policy Studies,” Policy Studies Journal 35(2):181-204.

Zebich-Knos, Michele. 2007. “Conflict Avoidance and Environmental Protection: The Antarctic Paradigm” in: Saleem Ali (ed), Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution. MIT Press, 2007. http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11250

Zebich-Knos , Michele. 2008. “Ecotourism, Park Systems, and Environmental Justice in Latin America” in: David V. Carruthers (ed), Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise and Practice. MIT Press, forthcoming March 2008. http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11519

ECSP Releases “The Missing Links: Poverty, Population, and the Environment in Ethiopia.” Ethiopia faces the dual challenges of environmental degradation and rapid population growth–currently 2.7 percent a year. Key resources–including arable land, forests, and water–are becoming increasingly scarce and degraded. But a new approach to development that integrates population, health, and environment initiatives could help improve the lives of millions of Ethiopians, says Mogues Worku, executive director of The Environment and Development Society of Ethiopia (LEM Ethiopia). See: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/topics/pubs/Focus_14.pdf

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3. ON THE WEB
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THE NEW SECURITY BEAT – The New Security Beat Blog Identifies Today’s New Security Threats. Security is much more than fighting terrorism or weapons of mass destruction. The New Security Beat, ECSP’s blog, provides frequent commentary on the latest news, reports, and resources on the crucial connections among population, environment, and security. Contributors include ECSP staff members, as well as guest commentators such as Major Shannon Beebe (USA) and Department of Defense Policy Planning Consultant Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba. The New Security Beat also features an original podcast series with Wilson Center speakers, such as UNAIDS Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot; retired colonel Dr. Kent Hughes Butts on environmental security; and lead author of UNFPA’s State of World Population 2007 report George Martine on urbanization. http://www.newsecuritybeat.blogspot.com/

SUBSCRIBE TO ECSP PODCASTS, NOW ON ITUNES – ECSP’s original podcast series, featuring interviews with Wilson Center speakers and staff dispatches from abroad, is now available for free at the iTunes Music Store. To download past ECSP podcasts and automatically subscribe to new ones, click here. (Note: Requires iTunes.) All podcasts are also available on ECSP’s blog, htttp:newsecuritybeat.blogspot.com

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4. CALLS FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS/SUBMISSIONS
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CHINA ENVIRONMENT SERIES, ISSUE 10 CALL FOR PAPERS – The editor of the China Environment Series is seeking articles that describe the magnitude of various pollution problems that are posing serious ecological and human health threats in China. Of particular interest are articles that discuss policies, projects, and programs (government, NGO, or research) aimed at stemming such pollution. We welcome proposals for feature articles (6,000-8,000 words/20-25 pages double spaced) and commentaries (800-2,000 words/2-5 pages single-spaced) in our special pollution and health issue due out in the fall of 2008. Proposals for both feature articles and commentaries are due 18 February 2008. Please email abstracts of less than 250 words along with your contact and affiliation information to Jennifer L. Turner at cef@wilsoncenter.org. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/news/docs/call_ces_10.pdf

ENERGISING EUROPE – CALL FOR PAPERS – Energising Europe: Climate Change, Energy Security & Europe’s Next Big Project. Deadline: Thursday 31 January 2008. Dept of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). London, 16-17 May 2008. This UACES conference will debate the progress of EU policy on energy security and climate change in the period since the European Council of 8-9 March 2007. The event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss EU action on climate change and energy security, and the often contradictory needs of these two inextricably linked policy challenges. The final aim of the conference is to shape and drive forward the debate. An abstract of 200 words maximum, accompanied by the author(s) name, affiliation and contact details should be submitted by Thursday 31st January 2008. Please, e-mail your submissions to Nieves Pérez-Solórzano at n.perez-solorzano@bristol.ac.uk.

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5. CAREER RESOURCES
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You can find a range of career and job search resources on the Environmental Studies section website at: http://environmental-studies.org/?page_id=82

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5.1. JOBS
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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY – Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) , School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Management. The School for Resource and Environmental Studies provides a dynamic setting for creative interdisciplinary scholarship. Building on a well- established foundation of research, teaching and community service, the School is poised for growth with expanded roles in undergraduate and graduate education within the Faculty of Management. The School is seeking one, and possibly up to three new professors at the Assistant (tenure-track) or possibly Associate (tenured) rank. One position will begin in July 2008, and the other two, if approved, may begin as soon as July 2009. Applications must be received no later than February 15, 2008. More information: Brenda.Smart@Dal.Ca

DAVIDSON COLLEGE – Thomson Chair in Environmental Studies, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Social Sciences or Humanities. As part of a newly-formed program in Environmental Studies, Davidson College seeks applications for the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor in Environmental Studies for one semester during 2008-2009 (fall or spring). The teaching load is two courses, one broadly-based for all students and one on a more specialized topic for advanced students; the maximum enrollment for each course is thirty students. A public lecture is also required. Preferred fields include Environmental History, Environmental Philosophy, Environmental Psychology, Demography, Geography, and interdisciplinary Environmental Studies. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of excellence either within or outside the academy. The salary is competitive and housing on campus is provided. Applicants should send a letter and c.v. to Professor Annie Merrill Ingram, Coordinator of Environmental Studies, Davidson College, Box 7056, Davidson NC 28035-7056. Interested candidates wanting additional information about the position may contact Professor Ingram at the address above or via e-mail: aningram@davidson.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until February 1, 2008. Davidson College actively seeks to diversify its community and specifically encourages the candidacies of women and minorities for this position.

DUKE UNIVERSITY – Program Director, Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Program. The Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Program advances the Nicholas School Mission by providing innovative educational and outreach opportunities designed specifically for environmental, business and community leaders. The DEL Program includes a portfolio of course options that emphasize interdisciplinary and global themes, strategic approaches to environmental management, communication and effective leadership. The DEL Program Director will plan, develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate Duke Environmental Leadership Program curriculum, including executive education courses, certificate programs, the DEL-Master of Environmental Management, and community outreach. This position reports to the DEL Program Executive Director within the Nicholas School and serves as a key member of a team that works collaboratively to create programs of excellence. Applications must be submitted electronically to deb.gallagher@duke.edu by Friday, February 1, 2008.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY – Michigan State University seeks a researcher with a global reputation to lead our efforts examining the social, economic and policy aspects of the bioeconomy. This position can be filled at any rank, and may have a tenure home in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, or Sociology.
Applicants should have a well-established record of publication and extra-mural funding. International experience or demonstrated interest in international regions is an advantage. This is part of a cluster hire with two other searches being conducted this year and more anticipated in the future. The closing date for applications is January 15, 2008, although later applications may be accepted if the search remains open. More information on each position and the MSU Bioeconomy Initiative is posted at environment.msu.edu and at http://www.environment.msu.edu/news/bioecon_opportunities.html

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY – The Center for Environmental Sciences and Education (CESE) at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track assistant professor position in environmental
studies and policy. The position begins in August 2008. This position will be responsible for advising, curriculum development, and instruction in the undergraduate environmental studies and sciences programs and the graduate environmental sciences and policy program. This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications begins on February 1, 2008. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three recent and original letters of reference, evidence and a sample of scholarship and publications, and evidence of teaching
effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations and syllabi) to Chair, Environmental Policy and Management Search Committee, Box 5694, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5694.

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO AND WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY – An extraordinary gift has provided the catalyst for a unique three-way collaboration in graduate studies and research in international affairs. The Balsillie School combines the strengths of Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), creating the foundation for a world-class centre for global engagement. Link to the full advertisement can be found at: http://www.igloo.org/community.igloo?r0=community&r0_script=/scripts/folder/view.script&r0_pathinfo=%2F%7B1b39240b-4491-4052-aaa1-28cd5bf168e3%7D%2Facademic&r0_output=xml

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY – Planned Recruitment. The Fort Collins Science Center (FORT), which is part of the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), plans to advertise for a Supervisory Social Scientist to serve as Chief of the Policy Analysis and Science Assistance Branch. If the recruitment is formally approved, the expected start date for the position is September 2008 and we hope the advertisement can be posted to USAJobs (http://www.usajobs.gov/) sometime in late April 2008. This notice is only for your information and is not a solicitation for applications. If you wish to be notified when the position is formally announced please send your name and email address to: lambl@usgs.gov. Please DO NOT send application materials (such as a C.V., resume, or transcripts). Application for the position may be made only in response to the formal advertisement on USAJobs.

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5.2. OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES
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SUMMER INTERNSHIPS WITH THE WILSON CENTER’S ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND SECURITY PROGRAM–Now Accepting Applications. ECSP offers internships for students with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on topics of environmental and human security.
http://wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1413&fuseaction=topics.item&news_id=87952

ESF INTRODUCES GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES – The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has established two new graduate programs in environmental studies. These programs focus on the social and policy dimensions of environmental issues, and take an interdisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems. The new programs are a master of science (MS) and a master of professional studies (MPS), both in environmental studies. For further information about the environmental studies graduate programs, visit http://www.esf.edu/es/graduate.htm

FELLOWSHIPS IN SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE – Center for International Development, Harvard University. Due date for applications: 1 February 2008. The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the University’s academic year beginning in September 2008. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to professionals engaged in the practice of harnessing science and technology to promote sustainable development. For more information on the fellowships application process, see http://www.cid.harvard.edu/sustsci/grants/fellows/08ellows_RFP.htm

NSF-IGERT APPLIED BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – Participating faculty in ten departments at Texas A&M University would like to encourage prospective doctoral students to apply to the new Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship “Applied Biodiversity Science: Bridging Ecology, Culture and Governance.” The NSF-IGERT Program Traineeships include a $30,000 stipend per year plus $10,500 toward cost of education (tuition, fees, health insurance, and other benefits) and some funding for field research. Please consult the ABS website (http://biodiversity.tamu.edu) for more information.

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL – In summer 2008, the Social Science Research Council will sponsor twelve (12) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships in the field of Critical Studies of Science and Technology Policy, with an emphasis on comparative and international topics. These fellowships will fund participating graduate students at US universities to pursue predissertation summer research and to attend two integrated workshops designed to prepare them to learn and explore research and dissertation proposal development strategies in STS and closely related fields. The due date for applications is February 8, 2008, and applications must be filed through the SSRC application portal: http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf/scitechpolicy/

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY – Next Deadline: March 15, 2008. The Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is administered by WCS-Global Conservation’s Training & Capacity Building Program and jointly funded by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). The RFP is a small grants program designed to build capacity for the next generation of conservationists through supporting individual field research projects that have a clear application to the conservation of threatened wildlife and wildlife habitat. We seek projects that are based on sound and innovative conservation science and that encourage practices in conservation that can contribute to sustainable development. Most of the grantees are professional conservationists from the country of research and/or post-graduates pursuing a higher degree. More information: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009984/wcs

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6. UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS
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ECSP Launches Two Meeting Series on Environmental Conflict; Population-Health-Environment
This month, ECSP will launch “New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health” and “PHE: Building the Foundation for the Next 10 Years.” “New Horizons” will present the efforts of policymakers, businesses, NGOs, donors, and communities to mitigate conflict related to environmental issues and demographic changes. More information: www.wilsoncenter.org/newhorizons
“PHE: Building the Foundation” will energize and expand the population-health-environment (PHE) community by engaging key actors in the field and related development sectors. More information: www.wilsoncenter.org/next10

GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CONFERENCE – The Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA), in cooperation with the local host and all the members of the World International Studies Committee (WISC), has been entrusted with organizing the conference. The WISC is committed to making this conference truly global. We are determined to bring together scholars who may not have an opportunity to attend many international studies conferences regularly, and make it possible for them to create lasting professional networks with scholars from all over the world. This is how the WISC strives to live up to its name and make this unique effort a success. The conference will be held 23-26 July 2008 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. More information: http://www.wiscnetwork.org/

10th International Wildlife Law Conference, which will take place on March 6-7, 2008 in Granada, Spain. If anyone has any questions, they can contact Wil Burns, the conference coordinator, at: wburns@scu.edu. The agenda for the conference and further details are available at: http://www.law.stetson.edu/conferences/IWLC/.

“Social Challenges of Global Change” – The Open Meeting 2008 IHDP’s 7 th International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. New Delhi, India, October 15- 19 2008. Co-organizer: TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). Call for Contributions opened on August 31st, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.openmeeting2008.org or contact Lis Mullin, at mullin [AT] ihdp.unu.edu

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7. NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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SPECIAL PAPER COMPETITION – The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements invites submission of papers focused on the design of international climate policy architectures. Papers should propose a complete policy framework to succeed the Kyoto Protocol in the post-2012 period. The Harvard Project will select one or more submitted papers and award winning authors an honorarium of US$3,000 per paper. The Harvard Project will publish the winning paper through the Project’s Working Paper Series and website. Papers should be submitted as a PDF file attachment by email to climate@harvard.edu by July 1, 2008. More information at: www.belfercenter.org/climate