Sustainable Development and International Law: Coffee and Conversation

Mar. 7, 2023
1:10PM - 2:00PM
SLB Room 111
Open to the YLS Community Only

Join us for a conversation with Visiting Professors Markus W. Gehring and Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Professor Maya Prabhu. Coffee, bagels, and babka will be served! Registration required.
<p>Markus W. Gehring is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and was Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) at the University of Cambridge. He is an expert in European environmental law, particularly with respect to the international dimensions of sustainable development. Gehring also serves as a tenured Associate Professor in Law in Cambridge&rsquo;s Faculty of Law and is a Fellow in Law at Hughes Hall, one of Cambridge&rsquo;s constituent colleges. He is a Founding Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance (CEENRG) and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL). As Lead Counsel for Sustainable Trade, Investment and Finance Law with the Centre of International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), Gehring has served as a representative at World Trade Organization Ministerial Conferences, the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development. Gehring has taught at a number of international institutions, including the University of Chile, the University of Hamburg, the Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al, the University of Ottawa, the University of Victoria and HBKU Qatar. Gehring previously practiced in the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb.<br />
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Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Full Professor of Law in Canada. She is known for her pioneering research and teaching on international law and public policy on sustainable development, including climate change, sustainable resources management,&nbsp;intergenerational justice,&nbsp;green trade, investment and financial law. Cordonier Segger currently serves as Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL); Executive Secretary of the Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI) with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Vice-President of the International Law Association; Chair of the Biodiversity Law and Governance Initiative with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Arbitrator for several trade and sustainable development accords; Chair of the Ethics &amp; Sustainability Board for; and Councillor of the World Future Council. She has authored/edited more than 25 books and 120 papers; serves on the Editorial Boards of the&nbsp;<em>Cambridge International Law Journal</em>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<em>McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law</em>, among others; edits the Cambridge University Press Series on Implementing Treaties for Sustainable Development and has served as senior legal advisor to several UN treaty bodies and international organizations, including the UNFCCC Presidency, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the International Development Law Organization.<br />

<p>Maya Prabhu is a Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She is also Lead Counsel for the Health Law Programme of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law in Montreal, Canada. Dr Prabhu obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed residency training in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Yale. As a Consulting Forensic Psychiatrist to the State of Connecticut, she provides opinions on high-risk cases, including persons found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity. She testifies regularly in state and federal court and before the Psychiatric Security Review Board. She consults with legal organizations with regard to the psychological impact of lawyering and collaborative representation of clients who have mental illness. Her research areas of interest include refugee health, forensic psychiatry, climate migration, and issues at the nexus of health and international law.<br />
This event is cosponsored by the Yale Environmental Law Association and the Yale Society of International Law.&nbsp;

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Environmental Law Association and the Yale Society of International Law.