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The MESPOM Consortium of six universities

– Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Hungary), the University of the Aegean (Greece), the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), and the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) – 

The ISEPEI Project: Aiding informed decision-making for sustainable development

Emily Nilson '14 (USA) is currently involved in the ‘In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals’ (ISEPEI) Project. The project was jointly launched by CEU and UNEP’s Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) under the Eye on Earth Summit. Since 2014, ISEPEI has been conducting a series of international workshops on the potential application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) across various environmental themes.

Meet CEU’s next | generation

This year, two MESPOM students, Savannah Carr-Wilson ‘17 (Canada) and Mira Khadka ‘17 (Nepal), have been selected as recipients of the CEU Alumni scholarship. Since 2001, the CEU Alumni scholarship has been awarded to outstanding students from all over the world, based on financial need and their “commitment to community service and leadership potential, both at CEU and beyond”. This scholarship is funded by donations from CEU alumni via the ‘next | generation fund’.

Article published by Alvin Chandra '10 (Fiji) and Professor Petros Gaganis (UoA)

Alvin Chandra'10 (Fiji, Pacific Islands) and MESPOM professor Petros Gaganis (University of the Aegean) published an article, entitled "Deconstructing Vulnerability and Adaptation in a Coastal River Basin Ecosystem: A Participatory Analysis of Flood Risk in Nadi, Fiji Islands", in the journal 'Climate and Development'.

Jessica Jewell '09 (USA) joined the Editorial Board of Energy Research and Social Science

Jessica Jewell '09 (USA) has recently joined the Editorial Board of Energy Research and Social Science. The new journal offers an interesting niche for the growing community of social scientists dealing with energy issues. Jessica works as a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) where her research focuses on energy security and the politics of energy transitions.

Batch 9 blogs about their thesis time

Nine Master candidates in batch 9 will be blogging about their adventures during semester 4, February to June 2015.

Prof. Aleh Cherp leads a new project

Prof. Aleh Cherp leads a new project on the Politics of Energy Transitions supported by the International Social Sciences Council’s Transformation to Sustainability Program as part of the Future Earth initiative.

Prof. Aleh Cherp co-authors a paper

Prof. Aleh Cherp co-authors a paper on the concept of energy security with Dr. Jewell of IIASA, an EPRG alumna. The paper can be freely retrieved at It argues that energy security should be conceptualized as an instance of security in general and that it can be defined as low vulnerability of vital energy systems which support critical social functions and can be drawn sectorally or geographically.

2014 Student Policy Conference “Crisis and Transition”

On December 19th, the final day of the semester, the CEU Environmental Sciences and Policy department MSc students held the 2014 Student Policy Conference “Crisis and Transition”. As elaborated by the Conference Organization Committee, which was made up of ten students responsible for coordination and implementation of the conference, the conference theme referred to the many environmental crises our world faces today.