J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Conference

"Environmental Governance at the Leading Edge of Technology"

March 23–24, 2011

The conference will explore the need for the possible structure of anticipatory governance systems that are capable of protecting the environment and public health in the context of emerging technologies such as geo-engineering to address climate change, hydro-fracturing  and deep water drilling to recover energy resources, synthetic biology to produce new fuels and other innovative materials, and expanding use of nanotechnologies.

Day 1 Video
Day 2 Video

Wednesday, March 23

8:30-9 am:
Registration and Breakfast

9–10:30 am
"The Governance Challenges Associated with Leading Edge Technology"

Moderator: Scott Schang, Vice President, Climate and Sustainability, the Environmental Law Institute

Brad Allenby, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and of Law, Arizona State University
Presentation

David Rejeski, Director of Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson International Institute for Scholars
Presentation

Gary Marchant, Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Presentation

10:30–10:45 am
Break

10:45–12:30 pm
"The Technology Context—A Discussion of the Nature of Leading Edge Technology Including Information Technologies That May Help Resolve Governance Challenges"

Moderator: Jennifer Bowmar, Associate Professor and Shaw Fellow, The George Washington University Law School

Samual Thernstrom, Bipartisan Policy Center

Michael Rodemeyer
, Science, Technology and Society Program, University of Virginia

Jerry Johnston, U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Information
Presentation

Jonathan Gilligan, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
Presentation

12:30–1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15–1:30 pm
Announcement of the winner of first Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Scholarship


1:30–3 pm
"The Strengths and Limitations of Existing Governance Structure"

Moderator: Robin Juni, Assistant Dean, The George Washington University Law School

Mark Greenwood, Partner, Ropes & Gray
Presentation

John Monica, Partner, Porter Wright
Presentation

Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell
Presentation

3–3:15 pm
Break

3:30–4:45 pm
"Environmental Impact Analysis in the Complex Technology Context"

Moderator: Robert Glicksman, J.B. Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Brad Karkkainen, Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

Paul B. Smyth, Of Counsel, Perkins Coie, and former Associate Solicitor, Division of Mineral Resources, U.S. Department of the Interior

Jim McElfish, Senior Attorney and Director, Sustainable Use of Land Program, ELI

Thursday, March 24

8:30–9 am:
Breakfast

9–10:30 am
"Public Engagement, Stakeholder Dialogues, and Information Availability"

Moderator: Barry Hill, Visiting Scholar, the Environmental Law Institute

Don Braman, Associate Professor, The George Washington University Law School
Presentation

Laura Bloomberg, Executive Director, Center for Integrative Leaderhip, University of Minnesota
Presentation

Dan Kahan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Hari Osofsky, Professor, University of Minnesota Law School and Associate Director of Law, Geography, and Environment with the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & The Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota
Presentation

10:30-10:45 am
Break

11–1 pm
Round Table Discussion of New Approaches to Government Oversight

Moderator: Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School

Gary Marchant, Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

David Rejeski, Director of Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson International Institute for Scholars

Dan Fiorino, Director, Center for Environmental Policy, Department of Public Administration, American University

Tracy Hester, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Environment, Energy and Resource Center, University of Houston Law Center

Michele Garkinfel, Policy Analyst and Associate Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute

Annie Petsonk, International Counsel, Climate and Air, Environmental Defense Fund

 

 

 


 



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