A Conversation with International Environmental Lawyer Dan Magraw to Take Place September 26


DAN MAGRAW is a distinguished environmental lawyer. He is President Emeritus of the Center for International Environmental Law in D.C. and was Director of the International Environmental Law Office at the U.S. EPA during the Clinton administration.Daniel Magraw, President Emeritus of the Center for International and Environmental Law, and James W. Nickel, UM Professor of Philosophy and Law, will hold a conversation titled "The Future of International Environmental Law" on Thursday, September 26th.

Magraw is an expert in international law and policy, particularly relating to environmental protection. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Center for International and Environmental Law (CIEL) from January 2002 to September 2010, during which time he also worked on substantive projects, including climate change, international financial institutions, toxic chemicals, oceans, democratizing international dispute settlement, trade and environment, and the law of foreign investment. Magraw teaches at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Nickel holds a joint appointment in the Philosophy Department and Miami Law. He teaches and writes in human rights law and theory, political philosophy, philosophy of law, and constitutional law. Nickel is the author of Making Sense of Human Rights(1987, heavily revised 2nd ed. 2006) and of more than sixty articles in philosophy and law journals including the Columbia Law ReviewEthics, the Philosophical Quarterly,Philosophy and Public Affairs, and the Yale Journal of International Law. His essay, "Poverty and Rights," received the 2004 Essay Prize from Philosophical Quarterly. His human rights entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy receives almost 7,000 hits per year.

The event is co-sponsored with The Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. The center is the nexus for a flexible undergraduate program at UM, and, as of fall 2010, a joint graduate program in Environmental Science & Policy with the law school. The program presents topics in the context of problem-oriented learning, and gives students the opportunity for substantial field experience.

The conversation will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Meeting Room on the fourth floor of the law library. A reception in the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge will follow.

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