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April 2014

Bargaining for Biodiversity in Protecting Canadian Forests

Monday April 21, 2014
William H. Hates Hall room 117

Natasha Affolder, Associate Dean Research and International, University of British Columbia

Canadian Studies Center, Environmental Law Initiative at the UW School of Law


Bargaining for Biodiversity

The talk draws on some examples from the Canadian experience, including the negotiation of conservation agreements to protect Canada's forests, as well as situating this phenomenon within a global context.

The proliferation of negotiated agreements to govern biodiversity protection is absent from most leading accounts of environmental law-making, which remain glued to a state-centric model of public law regulation. One of the empirical tasks of this talk is to document and explain this turn to contracts, which is a transnational phenomenon. This demands an unpacking of the market approach to law which underlies these agreements. It invites a closer look at the role of law in establishing the infrastructure within which “clean water, greenhouse gases, and wetlands can be traded as easily as corn or soy beans”.

View Affolder's profile here: http://www.law.ubc.ca/faculty/affolder/

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May 2014

Annual D.C. Conference: The Future Direction of International Affairs Education and Foreign Language Study in the United States

Wednesday May 7, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Directions.) One Woodrow Wilson Plaza – 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Keynote: Robert Gallucci, The MacArthur Foundation; other international-education and language-study experts

Jackson School of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Center for Global Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Robert GallucciPlease join us at the Jackson School fifth annual forum in Washington, D.C., for an insightful discussion as three panels of academic, industry and government experts examine current developments in international affairs education and foreign language study. Topics include area studies in a globalized world, future direction of funding, and leveraging technology to teach international education.

Due to heightened security, please allow extra time to enter the building.
A photo I.D. is required for entry.

Join us for all or part of the forum.
Cost: Free (registration required)

See the full agenda and register >>


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