Young, Oran R.
Oran Young is the author or co-author of over twenty books and numerous scholarly articles. Dr. Young is a professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also an adjunct professor of Political Science at the University of Tromsø in Norway. Dr. Young served for six years as the founding chair of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States and is now chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the international project on the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC) under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Program on Global Environmental Change. In addition, he served for six years as vice-president of the International Arctic Science Committee, and is currently a leader in the development of a decentralized University of the Arctic. Dr. Young's scientific work encompasses both basic research focusing on collective choice and social institutions, and applied research dealing with issues pertaining to international environmental governance and to the Arctic as an international region. Among his recent books are "The Institutional Dimensions of Environmental Change," "Governance in World Affairs," "Creating Regimes: Arctic Accords and International Governance," "International Governance: Protecting the Environment in a Stateless Society," and" International Cooperation: Building Regimes for Natural Resources and the Environment." In 1968, he was the Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College.
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Overview Oran R. Young, professor of environmental studies. Consist of papers related to his involvement with the Institute for Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, and his research and involvement with the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, IPEC (Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change) and ARCUS (Arctic Research Consortium of the United States).