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"First Do No Harm: Climate Migration, Reparations, and the Guarantee of Non-Repetition"

Tue, November 17th, 2020
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm

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“Climate Migration, Reparations, and the Guarantee of Non-Repetition.” A public lecture by Maxine Burkett, Global Fellow, Environmental Change and Security Program Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars & Professor of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies and the Class of 1960 Scholars Program in Environmental Studies. 

Maxine Burkett ’98 is a Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She is also a Co-Founder and Senior Advisor to the non-profit Institute for Climate and Peace. Burkett is an expert in the law and policy of climate change, with a specific focus on climate justice, climate-induced migration, and climate change, peace, and conflict.  Her work has been cited in numerous news and policy outlets, including BBC Radio, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Nature Climate Change.  From 2009-2012, Burkett also served as the inaugural director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy.  Prof. Burkett received her B.A. from Williams College and Exeter College, Oxford University, and received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  She serves on the boards of Blue Planet Foundation, The Climate Museum, ELAW, and Global Greengrants Fund, was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment and is a member of the Independent Advisory Committee on Applied Climate Assessment.  Professor Burkett is also a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, the Lancet Commission for Reparations and Redistributive Justice, and the American Law Institute.

Topic: Class of 1960 Scholars In Environmental Studies
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