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    DISCCRS V – Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium

    13-20 March 2010 Saguaro Lake Ranch, AZ Application Deadline 31 August 2009 Participation limited to thirty-four early career scholars Airfare and on-site expenses supported by the National Science Foundation http://disccrs.org/ The Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse), connects natural and social scientists engaged in research related to climate change, impacts and solutions. The goal is to broaden perspectives and establish a collegial peer network to address climate challenges at the interface of science and society. A report and list of participants from the most recent symposium is available at http://disccrs.org/reports/DISCCRS_IV_Symposium_Report.pdf Read the full post (434 words)

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    Harold and Margaret Sprout Award – Nominations sought

    ESS members who know of books, or have published books of their own, that they wish to see nominated for the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award are encouraged to contact publishers as soon as possible. The award is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Section, and is given to the best book in the field, one that makes a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and practical relevance. Nominated books should address some aspect of one or more environmental, pollution or resource issues from a broadly international or transnational perspective, including works in (for example) global, interstate, transboundary, North-South, foreign policy,…

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    Newsletter May 2009

    Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter, May 2009 *********************************************************************** Editors: Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald, University of California, Irvine *********************************************************************** The ESS Newsletter can also be found at: http://environmental-studies.org. The next edition will be September 2009. 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 @ uci.edu. Read the full post (4695 words)

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    Call for Submissions for ESS Newsletter

    This call is to request information to be published in the next edition (Spring 2009) of the Environmental Studies Section electronic newsletter. We welcome submissions about section news, publications, websites, job and funding opportunities, announcements and upcoming conferences and meetings. Please send your items by email to cusa @ uci.edu by Friday, April 24, 2009.

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    ESS Business Meeting Minutes, Feb. 16, 2009

    Meeting brought to order by Beth DeSombre Elections: Nominees for ESS offices were introduced (distressingly few were present) Nominations from the floor were invited. None were made. Ballots were distributed. Much hubbub ensued, eventually brought to order by Beth. ESS Reports: There are currently 310 section members. They contribute $5 each to the ESS budget. ESS costs – the annual reception, and the two prizes. The section needs to recharter by 2011. Updates from the ISA Governing Council meeting: There was some discussion of the proliferation of ISA journals. A moratorium with significant holes in it was declared. Read the full post (711 words)

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    New Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS)

    I am a member of the Coordinating Committee for the newly-created Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) which was formally launched in mid-2008. The AESS grew from discussions began three years ago at the First “Environmental Summit” held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, under the leadership of William Freudenburg. These initial discussions were continued at two subsequent national meetings of persons sharing a professional interest in interdisciplinary environmental studies. We have recently published our second newsletter and I invite you to view that, and our website, at: www.aess.info