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Ph.D. Student Research

Over the past 20 years, CIERP has had numerous PhD students researching key aspects of international environment and resource policy:

  • Newton, Joshua T. Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop To Drink”: An Exploration Of The Lack Of A Formal Global Water Governance Regime (2014)
  • Pasca, Cristiana Palmer. Growing The Green Economy In Transition Economies: The Case Of Eco-Entrepreneurship For Born-Green Firms In Romania (2014)
  • Reifsnyder, Daniel A. Achieving a Domestic Consensus on Global Climate Change in the United States: Sine Qua Non to an Effective Global Response? (2014) (Winner of the Peter Ackerman Prize for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation)
  • Spang, Edward. A Thirst For Power: An Analysis Of Water Consumption For Energy Systems (2012) Read abstract. (Winner of the Global Water Forum Emerging Scholar Award First Prize)
  • Birch, Melissa. Talking the Walk to Sustainable Development: Public Sphere Deliberation and Sustainable Development Policy Outcomes in Mexico (2011) Read abstract.
  • Christopoulou, Ioli. Creating A Sustainable Europe: The Role of The European Union Structural Funds (2011) Read abstract.
  • Gleason, Nancy. Social Values Toward Time and Their Effect on Sustainable Development performance: A Case Study analysis of Sustainable Forestry Management in Guyana, Papua New Guinea and Suriname (2011) Read abstract.
  • Kayser, Georgia. Moving Beyond the Millennium Development Goal for Water: Testing Safe and Sustainable Drinking Water Solutions in Honduras and El Salvador (2011)
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    . (Winner of the Peter Ackerman Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation)
  • Acquatella, Jean. Market Based Environmental Policy in Latin America: Theory and Reality (2010) Read abstract.
  • Papa, Mihaela. State Dissatisfaction within Global Environmental Fora: Explaining the Pursuit of Forum Shopping. (2010) Read abstract
  • Hagen, John. Dynamics of Environmental Regime Formation for the Great Lakes Basin: Federalism, Public Interest, and Scientific Knowledge (2009) Read abstract.
  • Reyes, David. Cultural Rights and their Environmental Limits: Balancing Cultural Integrity with Sustainable Resource Usage (2009) Read abstract.
  •  Ugur, Mehmet.  Strategic Factors in Developing Effective Transboundary Water Resources Regimes: The Case of the Tigris-Euphrates Basin (2009) Read abstract.
  • Arenas, Jimena. Evolution and Status of the Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility in Int'l Environmental Law (2008) Read abstract.
  • Chalecki, Elizabeth. The CO2 Will Always Get Through: Global Climate Change and U.S. National Security (2008) Read abstract.
  • King, Marcus. Factoring Environmental Issues into National Security Threat Assessments: The Case of Climate Change (2008) Read abstract.
  • Di Mento, John.  Beyond the Water’s Edge: United States National Security and the Ocean Environment (2007) Read abstract.
  • McClennen,Caleb. Environmentally Induced Costs of Urbanization in Small Island States: The Case of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (2007) Read abstract.
  • Moreman, Philip M. Private rights of action to enforce rules of international regimes. (2005) Read abstract.
  • Chester, Charles Chauncey. Biodiversity over the edge: Civil society and the protection of transborder regions in North America (Canada, United States, Mexico). (2003) Read abstract.
  • Gallagher, Kelly Sims. Foreign direct investment as a vehicle for deploying cleaner technologies: Technology transfer and the Big Three automakers in China. (2003) Read abstract
  • Gallagher, Kevin Paul. Economic integration, environment, and development: Assessing the Mexican experience. (2003) Read abstract.
  • Reyes Mendy, Francisca. Exploring the green promises of deliberative democracy: A multi-country analysis. (2003) Read abstract.
  • Smith, Wendin Davis. Security in the Russian environment: State-civic contention in the nuclear defense complex. (2003) Read abstract.
  • Soliman, Iman. The role of the public and knowledge management as determinants of environmental policy formulation in developing countries: The case of Egypt. (2003) Read abstract.
  • Logan, Carolyn J. Rebuilding Somali political systems: Growing new roots in indigenous realities, or merely reconstructing the past? (2002) Read abstract.
  • Margesson, Rhoda. Improving third party intervention in the Balkans: integrating environmental concerns in the response to humanitarian emergencies. (2002)
  • Vongpivat, Pratana. A national innovation system model: Industrial development in Thailand. (2002) Read abstract.
  • Makdisi, Karim Samir. Trapped between sovereignty and globalization: Implementing international environmental and natural resources treaties in developing countries. The case of Lebanon. (2001) Read abstract.
  • Ney, Luke Anthony, Jr. An empirical assessment of virtual water: The impact of liberalization of agricultural subsidies and international trade on irrigation water demand. (2001) Read abstract.
  • Rotberg, Fiona Jillian Yates. The local community and preservation of biodiversity: Project cases from Central America and Mexico. (2001) Read abstract.
  • Sawin, Janet Laughlin. The role of government in the development and diffusion of renewable energy technologies: Wind power in the United States, California, Denmark and Germany, 1970—2000. (2001) Read abstract.
  • Afful-Koomson, Timothy. Implications of international timber certification for Ghanaian timber exports and sustainable forest management. (2000) Read abstract.
  • Nathan, Ari. Market mechanisms and cultural values in negotiating multilateral environmental agreements: The case of the Kyoto Protocol. (2000) Read abstract.
  • Unruh, Gregory Charles. Escaping carbon lock-in. (1999) Read abstract.
  • Deutz, Andrew M. Institutionalized review processes of the adequacy of commitments in international environmental agreements. (1997) Read abstract.
  • Papasavva, Stella. Reducing the risk of global warming from CFC alternatives: A scientific basis for policy options. (1997) Read abstract.
  • Konishi, Aya. Waste paper trade and recycling: The implications for development and environment in India. (1995) Read abstract.
  • Situma, Francis D. P. Legal protection of biodiversity with reference to agricultural and medicinal plants. (1995) Read abstract.
  • Kelly, Thomas. Sewage Diplomacy: The Political Geography of Cross-Border Sewage Flows at San Diego-Tijuana  (1994) Read abstract.
  • White, Wayne Clayton. Defining Sustainability for Hydropower Development: The Lao Case. (1994) Read abstract.
  • Leonard, Suzanne Barbara. An empirical analysis of the adoption of energy conservation measures in developing countries. (1993) Read abstract.
  • Montgomery, Mark A. Want not, waste not: A realist theory of the international trade in hazardous waste. (1993) Read abstract.
  • Shaw, Christopher L. Insatiable demands: Income, energy and environmental policy in Madagascar. (1993) Read abstract.
  • Harland, David J. The African Elephant in International Law. (1992) Download PDF abstract.
  • Khan, Jehangir Alam. The international law of joint resource development with special reference to its functional role in the management and resolution of boundary and territorial disputes involving natural resources. (1991) Read abstract.
  • Strohm, Laura A. The environmental politics of the international waste trade. (1991) Read abstract.
  • Katz, Andrea S. The design of sustainable development: Economic and environmental values coalescing origins, theory, and application. (1988) Read abstract.
  • Livada, Valentin Radu. The legal, political, strategic, technical and environmental implications of arctic basin resources. (1977)
  • Wilson, William Edgar. Environment as a cross-national problem: Great Lakes water pollution, 1948—1972. (1974)