October 1, 2010
Wayne Morse Chair Maxine Burkett to Deliver Public Address on ‘Climate-Induced Migration’ Today
Professor Maxine Burkett, the fall 2010 Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics, will deliver a public address titled, “In Search of Refuge: Climate Justice and Climate-Induced Migration.” The event will take place at 3:15 p.m. Monday, October 11, in Knight Law Center 175.
Burkett, who is co-teaching Climate Law and Policy with Professor Richard Hildreth, is an associate professor of law at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, and inaugural director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy. Burkett’s work focuses on climate justice, the disparate impact of climate change on poor and of-color communities, and the moral and legal obligations to these communities.
For 26 years, the Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics has been given to distinguished scholars and activists who embody the qualities and traditions associated with Wayne Morse. Morse Chair Professors give a major public address, teach courses, meet with students and community groups, and participate in various other relevant public and private events.
This event is free and open to the public.