Robert Bartlett, professor and Gund Chair of the Liberal Arts in the UVM political science department, has been named a Fulbright Scholar at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

Bartlett will serve as Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Studies from early 2019 until June 30, 2019, and will teach a pair of nine-week graduate courses in international environmental governance and deliberative international relations and the environment. His project, “Democratic Global Environment Governance under Circumstances of the Anthropocene” will advance his current research that includes a book-length analysis of a rights foundation for institutions of global democratic governance.

With collaborator Walter F. Barber, Bartlett is in the midst of research and writing of a second Norms of Global Governance Initiative (NGGI) book. NGGI is a research initiative of the Earth System Governance Project, the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change ( Their new manuscript, tentatively titled Democracy in the Anthropocene: The Governance of Future Earth, is likely to be in the final stages of editing during Bartlett’s tenure at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

Bartlett has two previous Senior Fulbright scholarships in New Zealand and Ireland, and was the Distinguished Fulbright Chair of Environmental Policies at the Turin Polytechnic Institute and University in Italy in 2007.

At UVM, Bartlett teaches courses in U.S. environmental politics, comparative environmental politics, international environmental governance, and policy analysis. His research focuses on the applicability of theories of deliberative democracy to environmental policy and politics and, in turn, the implications of practical policy considerations for theorizing about deliberative democracy. In 2012 Professor Bartlett was recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Award and in 2016 he was named a UVM University Scholar.



Kevin Coburn