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, delivered two presentations in Washington, D.C. last week.
On Feb. 14, Abate delivered a book talk on his work-in-progress book, “Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources” (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming August 2019), to approximately 30 law professors, attorneys, and law students at George Washington University Law School.
The following day, Abate delivered a presentation on a panel addressing climate change displacement and migration at a symposium entitled “The Legal Effects of Environmental Destruction on Human Rights and Global Migration” held at American University Washington College of Law. Joining Abate on the panel were experts on climate change displacement and its impacts on global security from the World Bank, the United Nations World Food Programme, Human Rights Watch, and Georgetown Law School. Approximately 120 law professors, attorneys, law students, and members of the public attended the event.