SymposiumThe Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and the Oregon Review of International Law are pleased to present:
New Directions for Human Rights and the Environment:
A Symposium Inspired by Svitlana Kravchenko
September 28-29th, 2012,
University of Oregon School of Law
This symposium is dedicated to Svitlana Kravchenko who inspired generations of students, scholars, and lawyers to make the connections between human rights and the environment. Dr. Kravchenko wanted scholars to break the chains of old thinking. She was always ready to welcome new ideas. She loved to learn about creative jurisprudence in one part of the world or at the international level and promoted efforts to bring it to the attention of a wider audience in another part of the world. She also took new thinking out of the classroom and into actual practice, whether in her work with the United Nations or her leadership of her law firm in Ukraine. Scholars are encouraged to propose articles and talks that propose "new directions" in this evolving field. Presenters confirmed thus far are listed below.
Admission is free. However, there will be charges for food and CLE credits. 9.25 CLE credits available.
Keynote 2 (Professor William Rodgers)
Keynote 3 (Professor Oliver Houck)
Keynote 4 (Dr. Marc Pallemaerts)
Panel 4 (James May, Elizabeth Burleson, Marcos Orellana)
Panel 1 (Itzchak Kornfeld, Susan Smith, Jorge Daniel Taillant)
Bill Rodgers, Stimson Bullitt Endowed Professor of Environmental Law at University of Washington
Antonio Benjamin, Justice, The High Court of Brazil, Professor, Catholic University of Brasilia, and chair, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.
Oliver Houck, Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, Tulane University Law School
Dr. Marc Pallemaerts, Professor of Law, University of Amsterdam and Head of the Environmental Governance Research Programme at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
Benjamin Boer, Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney Law School
Zyg Plater, Professor of Law at Boston College Law School
Elifuraha Laltaika, Dean and Lecturer in Law, Makumira University, Tanzania
Elizabeth Burleson, Associate Professor of Law at Pace Law School
James May, Professor of Law at the Widener University School of Law
Carlos Lozano-Acosta, Fulbright Scholar, Associated Researcher at the Research Group Policy and Legislation on Biodiversity, and Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources (PLEBIO) in Bogotá, Colombia
Susan Smith, Professor of Law and Director of the Certificate Program in Law & Government at the Willamette University College of Law
Myanna Dellinger, Assistant Professor of Law at Western State University College of Law
Jorge Daniel Taillant, Executive Director, Center for Human Rights and the Environment, Argentina
Itzchak Kornfeld, Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Alyssa Johl, Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law, Washington, D.C.
Rachel Kastenberg, Advisor, Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State
Nick Bryner, Researcher, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
Marcos Orellana, Executive Director, Center for International Environmental Law, Washington, D.C.
University of Oregon Climate Change Research Group
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