Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: Governance Research Across Time & Topics

Professor Stacy VanDeveer
Event Date: October 06, 2016 - 5 p.m.
Location: Chancellor's Conference Room, Quinn Building, 3rd Floor, Room 59

Activists and policymakers’ work lives very often develop around particular environmental, security or humanitarian issue areas.
But as global and transnational governance research proliferates across a host of disciplines, topics and regions, it remains critical to avoid letting governance research get ever more “siloed” within particular subfields and topic areas. Can we develop systematic approaches to governance research that better connect governance assessment across such issues marine and air pollution, climate change,energy transitions and efficiency, extractive industries, human rights, community development and peacebuilding?

Professor Stacy D. VanDeveer  recently joined McCormack Graduate School's Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance as Director of the PhD program. He previously served as chair of political science (2013-2016), program chair for the sustainability dual major, and co-chair of the Academic Program Committee for the University of New Hampshire's Carsey School of Public Policy.  VanDeveer has also served as a faculty fellow at UMass Boston's Center of Governance and Sustainability since 2014.

His research interests global resources and energy politics, global environmental and resource governance, comparative politics, European Union, environmental change, human security

Department Mixer

Immediately following the talk please join us at the Savin Hill Bar and Kitchen for our Department of Mixer.  This is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and faculty and meet new students. 

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.