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Abate will moderate panel

Abate Will Moderate “An Undertaking Overseas: Global Protection of Coastal and Marine Wildlife” April 9

Randall Abate, professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology, Rechnitz Family/Urban Coast Institute Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy, and director of the Institute for Global Understanding, will serve as moderator for a panel discussion, “An Undertaking Overseas: Global Protection of Coastal and Marine Wildlife,” on April 9 at 11:45 a.m.

The discussion is part of an online two-day symposium, “A Wild Approach: Creating a Global Lens for Animal Welfare through International Law and Policy,” sponsored by the Connecticut Journal of International Law to explore strategies for protecting animal welfare through international law and policy.

Panelists include Francine Kershaw, staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council; Jaclyn Lopez, senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity; and Amy Wilson, legal fellow, Aquatic Animal Law Initiative at Lewis & Clark Law School.

The event will provide a critical look at how we serve the particular needs of coastal and marine wildlife through international and domestic law and policy. Panelists will discuss the efficacy of legislative initiatives such as the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act.

This event is free for students and the general public, but registration is required.