The Environment: A New Issue in International Relations?

A Lecture and Q&A with Karen Mingst

In this virtual lecture, author Karen Mingst provides an in-depth look at one of the biggest issues of our time—one that students around the world care deeply about. Some of the critical questions she will discuss include: What environmental issues does the world face today? How do countries cooperate to increase sustainability in the environment and what causes countries to defect from this goal? How can international relations theories help us understand how states handle environmental issues? 


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Karen A. Mingst is Professor Emeritus at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin. A specialist in international organization, international law, and international political economy, Professor Mingst has conducted research in Western Europe, West Africa, and Yugoslavia. She is the author or editor of seven books and numerous academic articles, including the best-selling textbook for international relations courses, Essentials of International Relations. She has frequently taught the introductory international relations course. In addition, she has traveled and lectured extensively at universities around the globe. 


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