Posts Tagged ‘human rights’

Climate Change and Human Rights: New Imperatives for Action, 11/8/10

Wagner Environmental Policy and Action Presents:

Climate Change and Human Rights: New Imperatives for Action

Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Lisa DiCaprio

Monday, November 8th from 12-1pm
Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room
Bring your own lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please RSVP to

Professor Lisa DiCaprio will present her new research and lead discussion on how climate change will affect basic human rights, such as right to food security, clean water and air, and health.

She will also give a brief overview of her course ‘Green Design for a Living World,’ including its focus on sustainability awareness and urbanism, as well as  climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Dr. Lisa DiCaprio, Associate Director of Curriculum
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Paul McGhee Division
School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Dr. DiCaprio obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of History at Rutgers University in 1996. She is the author of The Origins of the Welfare State: Women, Work, and the French Revolution (University of Illinois, 2007). This is the first study to examine women and the welfare state in its formative period when modern concepts of human rights were elaborated. Dr. DiCaprio is also co-editor with Merry E. Wiesner of Lives and Voices: Sources in European Women’s History (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001). She has held faculty positions at Smith College, the City University of New York (CUNY), Washington and Lee University, and Boston College. She is the director of the photographic exhibit project, “The Betrayal of Srebrenica: A Ten-Year Commemoration.”

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International Law Weekend highlights international environmental law issues.

On October 21-23, 2010, the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association will present the annual International Law Weekend (“ILW”) at Fordham Law School.  This event is free for students(!) and features several panel discussions on international environmental issues, including: Continue reading