September 14, 2004
World Conservation Union Advisor and 1992 Earth Summit Leader Visits UO
World Conservation Union advisor and 1992 Earth Summit leader Nicholas Robinson will deliver a free public lecture on Defending the Biosphere Through Law at the University of Oreogn School of Law on Friday, September 24. The event takes place at 6:00 p.m. in the Knight Law Center auditorium, Room 175, at 1515 Agate Street in Eugene .
The international environmentallaw expert and author chairs the Environmental Law Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). He edited the proceedings of the influential 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro .
He served under five presidents as a US delegate to the environmental law negotiations between the USA and the former Soviet Union , and provided expert counsel on Russian environmental law to the United Nations, the Food & Agricultural Organization, and the World Bank, among others.
Robinson is a professor of law at Pace University in White Plains , New York , where he founded in 1978 one of the nation’s largest graduate programs in environmental law. He teaches internationally at Singapore National University and University College in London . Robinson has helped create environmental law centers in Kuwait , Pakistan , Russia and elsewhere.
He also serves as legal advisor to IUCN and its observer mission to the United Nations. He is secretary of the World Environment Center and formerly served as international vice president of the Sierra Club.
Nicholas Robinson’s visit is sponsored by the law school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW), the Savage Professorship and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
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