Article based on MESPOM thesis at the University of the Aegean

May 12, 2015

Alvin Chandra '10 (Fiji) 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) joins the Editorial Board of Energy Research and Social Science

March 17, 2015

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

January 23, 2015

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

Each year, MESPOM-students are venturing out into the world, backed up by their dedicated supervisors from at least one of the six MESPOM Consortium Partners.

Some of them will investigate their topics by travelling to far away places, others will spend their time in the lab.

Prof. Aleh Cherp leads a new project

January 23, 2015

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

January 23, 2015

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.