1998-1999 Annual Report

Environmental Studies Section
1998-1999 Annual Report
Submitted by Philippe Le Prestre


The Environmental Studies Section has several purposes:

– to link scholars of various disciplines and keep them abreast of current developments in this field;
– to develop and encourage research;
– to disseminate information on environmental developments by sponsoring or participating in prof meetings;
– to seek ways to further the teaching of international environmental studies.


Executive Committee

Philippe Le Prestre (UQAM) ex officio

Richard Matthew (Georgetown University) (to 1999)

Newsletter February 1999


ISA IS COMING! The ISA WASHINGTON CONFERENCE PROGRAM is at: http://csf.colorado.edu/isa/washington/program.html

RECEPTION (FOOD!): Environmental Studies Section/The Environmental Change and Security Project of the Woodrow Wilson Center Reception, Executive Room, Omni Shoreham, Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

ESS BUSINESS MEETING (NO FOOD!): The annual Business Meeting of the Environmental Studies Section will be held on Friday, February 19, from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Capitol Room, Omni Shoreham.

Newsletter November 1998


Deadlines are fast approaching for registration and hotel reservations for the 1999 ISA Convention in Washington, DC, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Information can be found at the ISA Web site at www.isanet.org/. A list of ES-sponsored pane ls follows below. And don’t forget: there will be an ESS reception as well as a business meeting (times and places to be announced.

Nominations: Nominations are being solicited for the following ESS offices:

Executive Committee: 3 openings Nominating Committee: 3 openings Sprout Committee: 2 openings

Newsletter September 1998


ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: A growing team of scholars will be contributing to a research project and book on ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. If you are working in this field and wish to learn more about the project, ple ase visit the following Web site: http://www.ccesd.lgu.ac.uk/psa/call0498.htm. Comprehensive proposals and indicative outline should be received by September 1, 1998. Completed papers should be sen t by December 1, 1998. Papers should be original work and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. For more information, contact: Dr. Paul G. Harris, Inter-national Relations Programme, London Guildhall University, E-mail: pharris@lgu.ac.uk.

Newsletter June 1998

Deadline for 1999 Conference Proposals Approacheth!

The June 15th deadline for submission of paper and panel proposals for the 40th Annual Convention of the ISA in Washington, DC (16-20 February 1999) is quickly approaching. The topic for 1999 is “One Field, Many Perspectives: Building the Foundations for Dialogue.” Proposals should be submitted to

Joe Hagan, Program Chair, Dept. of Political Science, 316 Woodburn Hall, P.O. 6317, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6317, Fax: 304-293-8644, E-mail: isaprog@wvu.edu or http://csf.colorado.edu/isa/washington

Please be sure to also send a copy of your proposal to Philippe LePrestre at le_prestre.philippe@uqam.ca.

Newsletter April 1998

Minutes of the Business Meeting of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, April 20, 1998, Minneapolis, MN

Attendence: 48 people

1. The meeting was called to order by Section Chair Phillippe LePrestre, shortly after 12:30. The agenda was shown and adopted. An Ad Hoc Secretary (Ronnie Lipschutz) was appointed to take minutes.

2. LePrestre acknowledged and thanked the members and work of the Executive Committee: Detlef Sprinz, Beth DeSombre, Andrew Hurrell, Richard Matthew and Karen Litfin. Marvin Soroos was presented with a gift from the ExCom in recognition of his many years of tireless work as newsletter editor.

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