Srirupa Roy’s article, "A symbol of freedom – the Indian flag and the transformations of nationalism, 1906-2002," was one of two winners of this year's Article Prize awarded by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (part of the American Historical Association). These awards go to an article published in the previous year "in any field of history, written by a woman." (Roy’s piece came out in the
Last September French President Jacques Chirac announced before the United Nations General Assembly: “We all know that uncontrolled human activity is bringing about a sort of slow collective suicide. Disaster can only be averted if nations can come together to support jointly agreed commitments." Chirac proposed creating a United Nations Environment Organization (UNEO), "the expression of the world's ecological conscience."