Events at WCL and AU
AU Office of Sustainability
Check out the Calendar of Events from AU's Office of Sustainability!
The Arctic: Major Opportunities - Major Responsibilities
Thursday, November 14, 4:00-5:30pm (reception to follow)
WCL Sixth Floor Student Lounges
This is a Distinguished Speaker Series Event with His Excellency Borge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs. He will discuss current opportunities and challeges of activity in the Arctic. Event presented by the Program on International Organizations, Law & Diplomacy and the International Legal Studies Program.
Climate Power Play: Financial, Legislative, and Regulatory Moves Toward a New Energy Economy
Monday, November 18, 1:00pm-6:15pm (reception to follow)
McDermott, Will & Emery (500 N. Capitol Street NW)
The American University Law Review’s Volume 63 Symposium brings together some of the top minds in the energy and climate change arena for a discussion on clean energy finance and policy, legislative efforts on climate, President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, and the Supreme Court’s decision to review EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases from stationary sources. The keynote speakers will be Carol M. Browner, who recently served as Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy and was the Administrator of the EPA during the Clinton Administration, and The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse,
United States Senator from Rhode Island. Other distinguished participants include Reed Hundt, former FCC Chairman and current CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital; Phyllis Cuttino, Director of the Clean Energy Program at Pew Charitable Trusts; Michael Gerrard, Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School; David Doniger, Chief Climate Change Attorney at NRDC; Jacob Hollinger, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery and former Acting Air Branch Chief for the EPA Region 2 Law Department; and Stephen Fotis, Partner at Van Ness Feldman.
Tuesday, November 19, 12:00pm-1:30pm
WCL Room 402
Gaoxiang Pan is Asia Environmental Counsel for General Electric Corporate Environmental Programs. In this role, Mr. Pan advises GE’s business operations on regulatory initiatives and environmental compliance obligations in more than a dozen jurisdictions. Mr. Pan will give an overview of Chinese environmental law and policy and describe the challenges that face American industrial companies that produce products in China. He will also talk about the changes to his practice over the last several years, and about the opportunities available to young lawyers in the region.