Global Politics Revisited: Towards a Complex Governance of Global Environmental Problems

Dear friends and colleagues,
it is our pleasure to announce Global Politics Revisited: Towards a Complex Governance of Global Environmental Problems, a public talk by Phillippe Le Prestre, Professor of Political Science at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. In this talk, Professor Le Prestre will discuss potential new models of international environmental governance. More details below and in the attached flyer.
This event – Le French Mindset – is jointly organized by the French Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and UNMC’s Mindset Research Centre in the frame of May’s Le French Festival. The talk is aimed to a general audience including academics, students, government officers, NGOs, people from the relevant industries, and any person with an interest for environmental issues.
Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.
Best regards,


May 2017 Special Event – Le French Mindset
Title: Global Politics Revisited: Towards a Complex Governance of Global Environmental Problems
Guest Speaker: Prof. Phillippe Le Prestre
Date & time: Wed 17 May 2017, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)

Organizer: French Embassy in KL and Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies

Refreshments will be served after the talk

Transport from and back to UNMC will be provided for students who register before Tue 7th Mar

[To avoid traffic hassle we encourage using public transport. The nearest stations to KLTC are Monorail’s Raja Chulan (11 min walking) and Bukit Bintang (13 min)]


About the Talk
The emergence and resolution of global environmental problems constitutes one of the major challenges to humanity’s quest for security and justice. Through its concern for the relationships between these issues and traditional political issues, for the various roles that international actors play in their dynamics, for the bases of international cooperation, and for the interactions among international and national arrangements, global ecopolitics opens a window onto the very nature and foundations of contemporary international relations. In this talk, Prof. Philippe Le Prestre will discuss the need to go beyond the received wisdom of international environmental politics and on how a complex systems approach might help define the contours of a new model of international environmental governance.
About the Speaker
Philippe Le Prestre is Professor of Political Science at Laval University (Quebec, Canada), and in 2015-2016 was awarded the “International Francqui Professor” Chair of the Francqui Foundation (Belgium). Philippe Le Prestre holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) as well as graduate degrees in Ecology from the Université Sorbonne Paris-Cité. A past chair of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, he has been a member of numerous national and international scientific committees. Out of a dozen books on international environmental politics and international relations, Philippe Le Prestre is the author of The World Bank and the Environmental Challenge (Associated University Presses, 1989), Protection de l’environnement et relations internationales (Armand-Colin, 2005) and Global Ecopolitics Revisited (Routledge, 2017).

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