February 22, 2008
Oregon Law Professor Mary Wood to Speak at Lane Community College’s Peace & Democracy Conference Feb. 29
Oregon Law Professor Mary Wood will present “Aspiring Toward Global Peace Through Nature’s Trust Principles,” at Lane Community College’s 2008 Peace and Democracy Conference on Friday, Feb. 29, from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m., at the Center for Meeting and Learning, 4000 East 30th Ave., building 19, in Eugene. Professor Wood’s presentation will focus on the global threat of climate change and its implications for worldwide security. She will also present “Nature’s Trust” principles that may be used to hold governments accountable for protecting the vital natural resources.
The conference, hosted by Lane Community College’s Peace Center, combines renowned speakers whose work touches on peace and justice with educational presentations focused on creating a peaceful and just society. The conference is scheduled from Friday, Feb. 29, to Sunday, March 1. Online registration is available on the conference Web site.
Professor Wood, one of 14 workshop presenters at the conference, teaches property law, natural resources law, public trust law, federal Indian law, public lands law, wildlife law and hazardous waste law. She is the founding director of Oregon’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program and is a co-author of a leading textbook on natural resources law (West, 2006). She is currently authoring a book entitled, Nature’s Trust: A Legal Paradigm for Protecting Land and Natural Resources for Future Generations.