Carolyn Stephenson is a Professor of Political Science at the Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa. She is a member of the graduate faculty in Population Studies, where she teaches on gender, population, and the environment, and participates in the Program on Conflict Resolution. She also directs the Hawai'i Model United Nations, in which graduate student involvement is welcome. Her Research interests include 1) alternative international security systems, including mediation, sanctions, nonviolent action, and peacekeeping, 2) non-governmental organizations and United Nations conference diplomacy in the areas of environment, women, and disarmament, and 3) gender, conflict and conflict resolution.