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    Newsletter May 2008

    Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter, May 2008 *********************************************************************** 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 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. Read the full post (4036 words)

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    Solicitation for ISA 2009 Working Group themes

    The ESS section is one of the first ISA sections to convene a Working Group. The Working Group will be meeting 3 times during the conference: a half-day workshop on the day prior to panel sessions, in the middle of the conference (sometime Monday), and at the end of the conference for a wrap up session (possibly for breakfast on Wednesday). It will include 4 grad students, 6 assistant professors, and 2 associate professors + 8 non-funded participants at any level. Funding is set at $130 – so this would not pay for your trip to ISA. At this point we need to select a workshop topic and Working Group…

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    Newsletter – Call for Submissions

    We are currently soliciting information for the next edition (Spring 2008) of the ESS 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 [AT] uci.edu by Friday, May 2, 2008.

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    2008 ESS Prizes

    The Harold and Margaret Sprout Award was established in 1972 and named in honor of two pioneers in the study of international environmental problems. The award is given annually 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. This year’s winner is: David Humphreys: Logjam: Deforestation and the Crisis of Global Governance (Earthscan, 2006). http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=1117 The Graduate Student Paper prize this year (for a paper from last year’s conference) goes to: Graeme Auld (Yale University), “The Origins and Growth of Social and Environmental Certification in the Coffee Sector.”…

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    ESS Business Meeting Notes

    Minutes of the Environmental Studies Section Business Meeting International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA March 28, 2008 Henrik Selin, Boston University Agenda 1. Elections 2. Working Group Pilot Project 3. Compendium Update 4. Report from Section Program Chair 5. Governing Council Update 6. Conference Greening Proposal 7. New Business 8. Election Results 1. Elections Candidates for the Executive Committee, Nomination Committee and Sprout Award Committee were introduced by Michele Betsill. Election ballots were distributed and collected. Read the full post (886 words)

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    Offsetting Conference Carbon Emissions?

    Hal Nelson proposes that ISA as an organization take steps to offset the carbon emissions from the annual convention. He’d like the support of the Environmental Studies Section to bring this proposal (next year) to the Governing Council. We’ll discuss this issue at this year’s business meeting. Proposal to ESS members: Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from ISA Annual Conventions Read the full post (695 words)