Projects - Borderlands

Boundaries in physical and cognitive space can be defining themes of diplomacy. The institute will explore how human territoriality can be most constructively configured so geopolitical boundaries work within ecological principles.

The Arctic Study project will examine the emerging dynamic in the Arctic among environmental, energy, and national security interests.  The Arctic region encompasses fragile and shifting...

The first international peace park idea involving an armed conflict between neighboring countries was in the Cordillera del Condor region between Ecuador and Peru.  This case deserves special...

This project is is the pioneering idea of IEDS Fellow, Dr. Anna Grichting, a landscape architect and environmental planner based in Geneva, Switzerland. The spark for this project came during the...

Leveraging our location at an academic institution, IEDS is developing a series of learning modules on environmental diplomacy and security which can be used for academic credit towards a degree...

IEDS doctoral scholar Kim McRae is conducting this study following a memorandum of understanding between the St. Regis Mohawk tribe and UVM. The Mohawk Nation is a transnational Native American...

IEDS fellow, Pamela Griffin is developing a detailed inventory of all Ramsar Convention wetland sites which cross jurisdictional boundaries. She will be prioritizing the wetlands in terms of their...