UW School of Law

Climate-Migration, Local Conditions and Law: Food Security, Land Tenure and Gender

Please Join the University of Washington School of Law and Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy (WJELP) for a symposium discussing the nature of climate change and its migration affects and concerns. Topics range from agriculture and food security internationally to public international law to current government and research based action.

Speakers include national and international interdisciplinary scholars, judges, government practitioners and advocates.

9.50 General CLE Credits Pending


Day 1: Februrary 7, 2014

8:30am - 9:00am: Welcome Address: Dean Kellye Testy

9:00am - 9:30am: Keynote Lecture: Professor William Rodgers (UW Law)

9:30am - 11:00am: Panel I: Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Migration                     

Laura Zippel (Editor in Chief, Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy)


David Battisti (University of Washington, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences)

 Anna “Mickey” Moritz (The Center for Biological Diversity)

Jim Hanna (Starbucks Corporation, Director of Environmental Impact)

Commentator:   Amy Huva (Climate Access, Canada)

11am: Break

11:15am - 12:45pm: Panel II: Land Tenure, Water Rights & Climate Migration

Chair: Professor Gregory Hicks (UW Law)

Professor Beth E. Kinne (Hobart & William Smith Colleges) 

Jennifer Duncan (Landesa)

Professor Haifeng Deng (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

Professor Donsheng Zang (UW Law)

Commentator: Scott Meschke (UW Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences)

12:45pm - 1:45pm Lunch

1:45pm - 3:15pm: Panel III. Vulnerable Groups & Climate Migration                                       

Chair: Professor Beth Rivin (UW Law)

Medhanit Adamu (USAID-Tetra Tech ARD/Land Project) 

Jennifer Marlow, (UW Law - Three Degrees)

Professor Sara Curren (UW Evans School of Public Affairs)

Commentator:   Rachel Aronson (UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs)

3:15: Closing Remarks


Day 2: February 8, 2014

9:00am - 10:30am: Panel IV: Current Work on Climate Change in the U.S.              

Chair: Dr. Todd Wildermuth (UW Law)

Michael Cox (EPA, Region 10)

Steven Randolph (FEMA, Region 10)

Jerrod Davis (WA Department of Health)

Glen Patrick (WA Deptarment of Health)

Hedia Adelsman (WA Department of Ecology)

10:30am - 10:45am Break

10:45am - 11:45am: Panel V: Visions for Future Research                                          

Chair: Amy Sjoquist (UW-Seattle, Law)

P. Joshua Griffin (UW Anthropology)

Rachel Aronson (UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs)

Jack Scheff (UW School of Atmospheric Sciences)

11:45am - 12:35pm: Concluding Remarks: Professor Sumudu Atapattu (University of Wisconsin Law)

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