• Awards,  Event,  ISA conference

    The Distinguished Scholar Award 2018

    The Distinguished Scholar Award of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association recognizes outstanding scholars whose long history of excellent research and teaching has had substantial impact on fields associated with international relations and environmental issues. The Environmental Studies Section is proud to announce Professor Jennifer Clapp as its Distinguished Scholar 2018. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was a Trudeau Fellow in 2013 and 2016. Read the full post (130 words)

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    WINNER Gratuate Student Award 2018

    Graduate students are invited every year to participate in the ESS Graduate Student Paper Award Competition sponsored by the Environmental Studies Section of ISA. The award was established in 2011 to recognize the best paper with an environment-related theme presented at the ISA Annual Convention. The winner of the 2018 Graduate Student Award, with a certificate and $ 150 check is  Saskia van Wees, University of Florida; Paper title: ‘Normative Pressure and Environmental Governance’ Her paper explores explainations to various states’ diverging reactions to normative pressure, where we observe that some states embrace Western norms on environmental protection, while other states ignore them or simply dismiss them as tools of imperialism. Read the…

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    Runner Up – Graduate Student Award

    Runner-up to the Graduate Student Award 2018, with honorable mention and $ 100 check: Abby Lindsay, American University; Paper title: ‘Social Learning as an Adaptive Measure to Prepare for Climate Change Impacts on Water Provision in Peru’ – The paper is ab out multi-stakeholder urban water management in Peru and under what conditions does social learning really occurs, e.g. diverse participation, open communication, multiple sources of knowledge, and the possibility to influence the outcome. She was presented the award at the ESS reception.

  • Conferences,  ISA conference

    The ESS Reception 2018

    The ESS reception of the ISA 2018 in San Fransisco was a great success this year as well, as we welcomed old and new members, students, sponsors and senior scentists to this informal gathering where awards were given, food and drinks were consumed while people network. Here are some photos from todays event – follow us on Twitter for more updates.

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    Winner of the 2018 Sprout award is

    Carl Death, Green State in Africa. Yale University Press, 2016. Beautifully written, Carl Death’s book Green State in Africa is theoretically rich and empirically engaging. Based on decades’ or fieldwork in Africa, the book examines questions about states in Africa, the African unity, environmental awareness and governance in Africa, and the power of international environmental agencies in Africa. At the heart of this study, Death shows that “the most vulnerable in society are able to exercise agency,” and “there are sites of resistance everywhere.” The Sprout Committee considers the book “an instant classic.” Read the full post (114 words, 1 image)

  • ISA conference,  Newletter,  News

    Winter 2018 Newsletter ESS of ISA

    ESS Newsletter—Winter 2018 Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association Newsletter, March 2018 ********************************************************************************** Editors: Richard Matthew, Evgenia Nizkorodov, Bemmy Maharramli, Maureen J. Purcell, Paroma Wagle, Kristen A. Goodrich, Sifat Reazi, and Connor Harron University of California, Irvine ********************************************************************************** The next edition will be in June 2018. We follow a fall, winter, spring and summer schedule. The ESS newsletter is based at the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) and the Blum Center at the University of California, Irvine (www.cusa.uci.edu) and is co-edited by Richard Matthew et al. Read the full post (3815 words)