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Professor Abate Delivers Climate Change Book Talks During UK Lecture Series

Randall S. Abate, professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology and Rechnitz Family/Urban Coast Institute Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy, traveled to the U.K. from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6 to deliver invited presentations at three universities.

On Nov. 29, he delivered a book talk on his forthcoming book, “Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources” (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming August 2019), to approximately 25 professors and graduate students at the University of Cambridge. The book talk was hosted as the final lecture of the semester in the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) Thursday Seminar Series. The seminar series featured distinguished speakers from the University of Cambridge and universities in the Netherlands, Spain, Chile, and India. Abate was one of only two invited speakers from the U.S. in this series.

Abate then traveled to London on Nov. 30 to deliver a second book talk on “Climate Change and the Voiceless” to approximately 30 professors, graduate students, and lawyers at King’s College. The event was hosted by the King’s College Climate Law and Governance Reading Group.

Abate concluded his U.K. tour with a stop in Glasgow for two presentations at the University of Strathclyde. He delivered a third book talk on his forthcoming book to an audience of approximately 50 professors, graduate students, and lawyers at the University of Strathclyde on Dec. 4.  He also gave a presentation titled “Ocean Iron Fertilization and Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Food: Leveraging International and Domestic Law Protections to Enhance Access to Salmon in the Pacific Northwest” to approximately 75 professors, graduate students, and lawyers at a conference on Dec. 5. The conference, “A Vision for Ocean Law Governance: 2020-2030 and Beyond,” featured experts on ocean governance topics from the U.K., Canada, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific.