November 14-15, 2020

Negotiating Institutional Transformation: International and Comparative Approaches to Justice in Environmental Protection

Supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund
in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal


Day One
Saturday, November 14
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12:00p Opening Reception
Connect with colleagues and mingle in the virtual lounge before the conference begins.
Day One
Opening Session
1:00p Welcome Ingrid C. “Indy” Burke
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean, Yale School of the Environment
  Opening Remarks Graciela Chichilnisky
CEO & Co-founder, Global Thermostat Professor of Economics and Statistics, Columbia University
  Message from the Conference Co-Chairs Gerald Torres
Professor of Environmental Justice, Yale School of the Environment

Amity Doolittle
Senior Lecturer, Yale School of the Environment

Day One

Must Diplomats Choose Between Promoting Justice and Their National Interests? Reflections of a multilateral negotiator.


Jennifer Haverkamp
Graham Family Director; Graham Sustainability Institute,  Professor from Practice, Michigan Law School, University of Michigan

3:00p Break

Role of Justice in UN Institutions


Daniel Bodansky
Regents’ Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University


Career Chat


Kevin Doyle
Executive Director, Career Development Office, Yale School of the Environment

Participating Presenters

Jennifer Haverkamp, Daniel Bodansky, Antonio Herman Benjamin, Alfred Brownell, Catherine Iorns, and David Cordero-Heredia.

5:45p Break
Day One

Mossville: When Great Trees Fall - Streaming access included with registration


Post Screening Conversation


Thomas Easley
Assistant Dean of community and Inclusion, Yale School of the Environment

Joined by members of the Mossville creative team

Michelle Lanier
Executive Producer

Catherine Rierson


Day Two
Sunday, November 15
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Day Two

Environmental Defenders: The role of NGO’s in human rights conflicts

Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin
Justice at the National High Court of Brazil (STJ)

Alfred Brownell
Executive Director, Green Advocates;Tom & Andi Bernstein Visiting Human Rights Fellow; Yale Law School

12:00p Break

Rights and Responsibilities in Relation to the Natural World; Reframing conceptions of justice

Catherine Iorns
Professor of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

David Cordero-Heredia
Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE)

Day Two
Affinity Group Conversations
3:30p Airmeet Tables