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Bargaining for Biodiversity in Protecting Canadian Forests
Monday April 21, 2014
Natasha Affolder, Associate Dean Research and International, University of British Columbia
Canadian Studies Center, Environmental Law Initiative at the UW School of Law
William H. Hates Hall room 117
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”.
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Annual D.C. Conference: The Future Direction of International Affairs Education and Foreign Language Study in the United States
Wednesday May 7, 2014
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
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.
Please 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)
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