Concordia University

Peter Stoett, PhD

Professor, Political Science
Director, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

Dr. Peter J. Stoett's main areas of expertise include international relations and law, global environmental politics, and human rights.  Prior to joining Concordia University in 1998 he taught at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Guelph, and the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Stoett has written, co-written, and co-edited over ten books and over 50 peer reviewed articles, chapters in edited books, and occasional papers. He has conducted research in Europe (including the Balkans), eastern, southern and western Africa, central America, and Asia. From April to July 2013 he was an Erasmus Fellow and taught at the International Institute for Social Studies at the Hague, Netherlands. From January-June, 2012 he was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian-American Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Canada Institute, in Washington, D.C., where he conducted research on transborder environmental relations. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Europe-based Earth Systems Governance Project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), a member of the Canadian Association of the Club of Rome, and an Expert Member of the Commission on Education and Communication of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Professor Stoett has also taught senior graduate courses at the UN-mandated University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica (where he will teach in the spring of 2104) and the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies/Scuola di Dottorato, in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy; and has supervised theses and internship report work on a variety of topics, including international relations, humanitarian intervention, and environmental impact assessment. He also teaches an online course on Contemporary Issues in Global Politics and is currently developing another on Global Environmental Issues and Ecological Justice.

Dr. Stoett’s latest SSHRC grant is for research on “Bioinvasion and Global Environmental Governance: the Transnational Policy Network on Invasive Alien Species.” He is currently editing a new text on Canada-United States environmental relations and continues to work in the areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change, international criminal law, and genocide studies.

He chaired the Department of Political Science from 2005-2011, and has sat on the Concordia Board of Governors, the Board’s Executive Committee, Senate, Senate Steering Committee, and other university governance bodies.


PhD (Queen’s University, 1994)

Research interests

International Ecopolitics & Human Rights Issues.

Teaching activities

POLI 215               Issues in Global Politics
POLI 311               International Public Law
POLI 388               Human Rights and International Justice
POLI 394               Globalization and Sustainable Development
POLI 421               Transnational Politics
POLI 423               Peace and Global Governance
POLI 486G             Global Ecopolical Analysis
POLI486S              Politics of Endangered Species
POLI 496               Honours Seminar
POLI 603/802        International Relations Theory
POLI 647/812C      International Human Security

Selected publications

P. Stoett, Global Ecopolitics: Crisis, Governance, and Justice.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

A. Sens and P. Stoett, Global Politics: Origins, Currents, Directions. Fourth Edition. Scarborough: ITP Nelson, 2010. (First Edition, 1998, Second Edition, 2001, Third Edition 2005). Fifth edition is in preparation, to be published 2013.

P. Stoett, “Justice, Peace, and Windmills: An Analysis of “Live Indictments” by the International Criminal Court.” In H. Carey and S. Mitchell, eds.,  Trials and Tribulations of International Prosecution (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), 117-131.

P. Stoett, “Framing Bioinvasion: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Security, Trade, and Global Governance.” Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 16:1 (2010), 103-120.

C. Gore and P. Stoett, eds., Environmental Challenges and Opportunities: Local-Global Perspectives on Canadian Issues. Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2009.E. Laferrière and P. Stoett, eds., International Ecopolitical Theory: Critical Reflections. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006.

P. LePrestre and P. Stoett, eds., Bilateral Ecopolitics: Continuity and Change in Canadian-American Environmental Relations. London: Ashgate, 2006.

O.P. Dwivedi, P. Kyba, P. Stoett, and R. Thiessen, Sustainable Development and Canada: National and International Perspectives.  Toronto: Broadview Press, 2001.

P. Stoett, Human and Global Security: An Exploration of Terms. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.

E. Laferrière and P. Stoett, International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought: Towards Synthesis. London: Routledge, 1999.

P. Stoett, The International Politics of Whaling. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1997.

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