Inaugural Annual Conference on Developments in International Environmental Law

13 November 2009 | News story

Co-sponsored by the Washington College of Law and the Center for International Environmental Law and held in Cooperation with the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and the American Society of International Law’s International Environmental Law Interest Group  

November 16, 2009

1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

American University Washington College of Law, Room 603

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

 

1:00 pm Registration

1:15 pm Welcome and Introductions

David Hunter, Professor, Director of the Program on International & Comparative Environmental Law, American University Washington College of Law,

Fred Anderson, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Center for International Environmental Law,

Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development.

 

 

2:00 pm Current Issues in International Environmental Law

Moderator: Claudia de Windt, Senior Legal Specialist, Department of Sustainable

Development, Organization of American States

Speakers:

Dr. Marcos Orellana, Director, Human Rights & Environment Program, Center for International Environmental Law (Human Rights and the Environment),

Ms. Nilufer Oral, Professor, Istanbul Bilgi University; Co-Chair, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law Specialist Group on Oceans, Coastal & Coral Reefs (Oceans),

Dr. Ian Hannam, Adjunct Associate Professor, Australia Centre for Agriculture and Law, University of New England; Chair, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law Specialist Group on Sustainable Use of Soils and Desertification (Soils),

Glenn Wiser, Director, Chemicals Program, Center for International Environmental Law (Chemicals and Mercury Negotiations),

Kathryn Kintzele, Director, North American Global Responsibilities Program, Center for Humans and Nature (Biosphere Ethics Initiative).

 

3:30 pm Break

 

3:45 pm Prospects for Copenhagen: A Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Jacob Werksman, Program Director, Institutions and Governance Program, World Resources Institute

Speakers:

Stephen Porter, Director, Climate Change Program, Center for International Environmental Law,

Richard Ottinger, Dean Emeritus, Co-Director of the Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Pace University Law School,

Kenneth Markowitz, Senior Climate Change Consultant, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP; Founder and Owner, Earthpace LLC,

Charles DiLeva, Chief Counsel, Environmental and International Law Unit, Office of the General Counsel, The World Bank,

Athena Ballesteros, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute.

 

5:15 pm Closing Remarks

Dr. Sheila Abed, Chair, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law,

Daniel Magraw, President, Center for International Environmental Law.

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm Reception

 

 

General registration is free, but required. Please register by clicking on www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration

For further information, please contact: Office of Special Events &

Continuing Legal Education, American University Washington College of Law

Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu