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Manhattan College
global environmental politics, land degradation and desertification, United Nations, multilateral environmental negotiations, multilateral environmental agreements, sustainable development, US foreign policy, international organizations
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Pamela Chasek is a Professor of Political Science at Manhattan College where she directed the International Studies Program from 2000-2015. She also is the advisor for Manhattan College’s award-winning Model United Nations program and is a member of the School of Liberal Arts Consultors Board, the Faculty Development Committee and the Branigan Scholar’s Committee, among others. She has been a full professor since 2001 and assumed the chairmanship of the Government and Politics Department in July 2015.

Dr. Chasek is also the co-founder and executive editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a reporting service on United Nations environment and development negotiations at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. 

Dr. Chasek’s work focuses on multilateral environmental negotiations and international environmental governance as a means for countries and non-state actors to address and resolve environmental problems at the international level. She has also worked on addressing challenges faced by developing countries in implementing their international environmental commitments.

She has also worked as a consultant for numerous United Nations agencies and programs.

Recent Publications

Global Environmental Politics, seventh edition. Boulder: Westview Press, forthcoming 2016 (with David Downie and Janet Welsh Brown).

The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations (co-edited with Lynn Wagner). New York: Resources for the Future Press/Routledge, 2012.

“Breaking the Mold: A New Type of Multilateral Sustainable Development Negotiation,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (with Lynn Wagner). Available online 16 April 2016, DOI 10.1007/s10784-016-9320-2

“Getting to 2030: Negotiating the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda,” Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law 26(1) 2016, 5-14 (with Lynn Wagner, et al.) DOI: 10.1111/reel.12149

“Six Ways to Make Climate Change More Effective” Policy Brief, Fixing Climate Governance Series No. 3. June 2015 (with Lynn Wagner and I. William Zartman). Available online

“Operationalizing Zero Net Land Degradation: The next stage in international efforts to combat desertification?” Journal of Arid Environments. (with Uriel Safriel, Sem Shikongo, and Vivian Futran). Volume 112, Part A, January 2015, 5-13. DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.05.020

“Green Pluralism: Lessons for Improved Environmental Governance in the 21st Century,” Environment 55(5). 2013: 14-30 (with Norichika Kanie, Peter M. Haas, Steinar Andresen, Graeme Auld, Benjamin Cashore, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Stefan Renckens, Olav Schram Stokke, Casey Stevens, Stacy D. VanDeveer, and Masahiko Iguchi).

“Follow the Money: Navigating the International Aid Maze for Dryland Development.” Journal of International Organizations Studies 4(1). 2013: 77-90.

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