Published on Oct 08, 2017

We congratulate Katharine Rietig for winning the Oran R. Young Prize for the best early-career paper of the 2017 Lund Conference – The Role of Policy Learning in Unlocking Deadlocked Negotiations.

The Oran R. Young Prize awarded by the Earth System Governance Project seeks to reward and encourage cutting-edge research on earth system governance by early-career scholars who could become the next generation of leading scholars in the field of environmental governance research – a field shaped and significantly influenced by the pioneering work of Prof. Oran R. Young. Read more about the Prize here.

Runner-up to the winning paper is a study on Emerging markets and private governance: The political economy of sustainable palm oil in China and India by Philip Schleifer (University of Amsterdam) and Yixian Sun (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

Katharine Rietig is a PhD and Lecturer in International Politics, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University.

For winning the 2017 Oran R. Young Prize, Katharine Rietig will receive a presentation plaque and a book-voucher from The MIT Press worth 250 USD.  


The 2017 Prize Committee

  • Heike Schroeder (Prize Committee Chair)
  • Michele M. Betsill
  • Frank Biermann
  • Sarah Burch
  • Norichika Kanie
  • Ronald Mitchell
  • Kanako Morita
  • Michelle Scobie
  • Eduardo Viola
  • Fariborz Zelli