The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University is proud to announce that the President and Provost of Boston University have approved the promotion to the rank of Full Professor of Henrik Selin. Prof. Selin will hold the position of Professor of International Relations in the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences…
Previous moral predicaments among French soccer fans over the World Cup are evaporating as the national team performs well in the tournament. Professor Selin offers insights into the reasons and the impacts.
Professor Selin comments on the importance of the World Cup being hosted in the Middle East for the first time, whether this global event is being dragged into ideological and political battles, and more.
How should football/soccer fans feel when it comes to this year’s World Cup? How can people enjoy the games without legitimizing a controversial regime like Qatar’s? Professor Selin offers his thoughts.
Focusing on mercury discharges from the two largest sources globally, Professor Selin examines connections between major aspects of the mercury issue and the global sustainable development agenda.
In their analysis, Professors Henrik and Noelle Selin found that “further application of the HTE framework and the identification of insights can help develop systems-oriented analysis, and inform societal efforts to advance sustainability, as well as contribute to the formulation of empirically grounded middle-range theories related to sustainability systems and sustainability transitions.”
“As the new editors build on the excellent work of previous sets of editors, we are looking to further enhance the standing of the journal and publish articles covering a broad set of issues in global environmental politics authored by leading scholars from all over the world.”
Professor Selin argues that private governance – the enactment of state-like governance functions by non-state actors – can undermine the potential for international state-based governance to become more stringent; such is the case for international pesticide governance.
The Sprout Award is given annually to the best book in the field of international environmental studies – one that makes a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and practical relevance.
“Political divisions between industrialized and developing countries that surfaced at the 1972 Stockholm Conference have hampered much subsequent environmental cooperation.”
Professors Selin and Björn-Ola Linnér discuss the geopolitical backdrop of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, global tensions it revealed, and the conference’s continued relevance today.
Professors Garčević, Erik Goldstein, Hare, Najam, Selin, Storella, and Weinstein took part in UNITAR’s Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy, which aims to triangulate education, research and leadership.
Professor Selin talks through some of his favorite books about various chemical elements and explains why they’re vital to understanding the world around us.
Professor Selin said it is important that the U.S. have re-engaged with global climate change cooperation; however, there is still much more action needed to address the climate crisis.
Authors discuss emission allocation from the international shipping industry, which produces more CO2 emissions than the seventh largest emitting country.
Nine Pardee School Faculty and one undergraduate student will present during the International Studies Associations annual convention, whose theme is “Globalization, Regionalism and Nationalism: Contending Forces in World Politics.”
Professor Selin commented on how the Biden administration’s commitments under the Paris Agreement will showcase whether the U.S. will lead on climate action.
An overarching body on chemicals and waste “is a critical and necessary step toward strengthening informed policy-making for achieving the global sound management of chemicals and waste.”
There is much to be hopeful for in restoring the US’ international climate leadership, but there is still much to do in order to regain its image as a world leader in climate action.
On climate change, Biden “will have to balance that imperative against what he can actually expect to accomplish.”