2/4/15 Sustainable Co-development: The Case of the European Union - Dr. Jean Fried

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 12 - 2 PM
Location:  TBD
As Professor of Fluid Mechanics at  the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France, Expert-Consultant at the European Commission in Brussels and UNESCO, and President of the European Institute for Water, and now Project Scientist at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Fried developed an expert competence in directing multidisciplinary and multicultural professional groups of scientists, policymakers and planners, administrators and their technical staff, to prepare the scientific background of water legislation in the EU, and draft the corresponding water laws. He also directed water governance capacity-building programs of the EU in various countries and regions, such as, among others, the Middle East, South America, the United States, the European Union and most of its member states, Canada, Russia and Siberia, Uzbekistan, South Africa, with an emphasis on water, groundwater and sustainable development.

1/30-31/15 Program on Arctic Governance and Community-based Science in the Arctic

Time: TBA
Location: UCI School of Law
The aim of this two-day program is to explore ideas of what is needed for maintaining or improving governance, primarily but not exclusively environmental, in the Arctic region. The program will end with a session showcasing research by scholars who are working in the area of participatory science in the Arctic.
Speakers include:
Betsy Baker, Vermont Law School
Michael Byers, University of British Columbia, CANADA
Joseph DiMento, UC Irvine School of Law
Tore Henriksen, The Arctic University of Norway, NORWAY
Brian Israel, United States Department of State
Timo Koivurova, The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, FINLAND
Tullio Scovazzi, Universita degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, ITALY
Peter Sköld, Arctic Research Centre, Umeå University, SWEDEN
Oran Young, UC Santa Barbara
Arn Keeling (via Skype), Memorial University of Newfoundland, CANADA
Elizabeth Mendenhall, The Johns Hopkins University
May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala University, SWEDEN
Mark Vardy, Queens University, CANADA
Jordan Diamond, UC Berkeley School of Law
Robert E. Lutz, Southwestern School of Law
Sponsored by:
UCI School of Law, Newkirk Center for Science & Society, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, Berkeley Law of the Sea Institute, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture, Fulbright Canada; Consulate General of Canada Los Angeles; Consulate General of Finland Los Angeles; Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco; Consulate General of Sweden San Francisco
More detailed information on times and location coming soon.
No rsvp required.

12/11/14 Public Forum on Irvine Farmer's Market Relocation

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time: 7pm; check-in at 6:30pm
Location: SBSG room 1517 (map)

After 20 years as the most successful market in the county, the Irvine Farmer's Market is relocating to Mariner's Church (map) starting Saturday, December 13th. Join us and be a part of reimagining the market! Snacks made fresh from farmer's produce will be served.

RSVP: foodworkslab@gmail.com