Two MIT doctoral students have been selected to receive the 1994 Volvo/MIT Award for Environmental Research.
They are Tamar Gutner of the Department of Political Science and Rosemary Sandford of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
The selections, announced by Provost Mark S. Wrighton, are the third annual awards under the program funded by Volvo North America Corporation. The program supports doctoral students whose research is focused on understanding fundamental obstacles to improving the environment.
Ms. Gutner and Ms. Sandford have received $15,000 each to help finance their research projects.
Ms. Gutner's work examines the interaction between international institutions involved in economic and environmental reform in Eastern Europe and policy communities within the Eastern European countries. Her adviser is Associate Professor Kenneth A. Oye, director of the Center for International Studies.
Ms. Sandford's research will involve the implementation of global environmental treaties and focus on the supporting secretariats, the governmental organizations created by the treaty parties to assist them in managing and implementing agreements. Her adviser is Lawrence E. Susskind, professor of urban studies and environmental planning.
A version of this article appeared in the September 14, 1994 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 39, Number 4).