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 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: 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:

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: or

Please be sure to also send a copy of your proposal to Philippe LePrestre at

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.

Newletter April 1998

Dear Colleagues:

A few late-breaking items have come in that did not make it into the


1. The ESS section will be electing a new chair. Philippe LePrestre has

served the two-term limit. So, please send your nominations to the

Nominating Committee, Miranda Schreurs, Dept. of Government and Politics,

Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742; Fax: (301) 314-9690; Email:

2. ESS member publications:

Marvin S. Soroos, “The Thin Blue Line: Preserving the Atmosphere as a

Global Commons,” Environment, Vol. 40, No. 2, March 1998, 6-13, 32-35.

Newsletter June 1997


The annual business meeting of the ESS was held on April 25, 1996 at the ISA convention in Toronto with section chair Philippe Le Prestre (University of Quebec at Montreal) presiding. Approximately 50 members of the section were present. Le Prestre was elected to a second two-year term a chair of the section.

Executive Committee

Newly elected members (terms expire in 1999)

Elizabeth DeSombre (Colby College)
Richard Matthew (Georgetown University)
Karen Litfin (University of Washington)

Carry over members (terms expire in 1998)

Andrew Hurrell (Oxford University)
Miriam Lowi (Trenton State College)
Detlef F. Sprinz (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

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