Global Health Colloquium

Climate Change, Global Health, and Human Rights: Lecture and Workshop

Fri, 02/07/2014
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

February 7, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Climate Change, Global Health, and Human Rights

Marcos A. Orellana
Director of the Environmental Health Program, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Location: Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Lunch to be served at 11:45 am

Dr. Marcos A. Orellana (LL.M., S.J.D.) is Director of CIEL's Environmental Health Program and Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law.  Dr. Orellana has worked with NGOs and local communities worldwide to strengthen tools to protect the vital functions of the planet and secure global environmental justice, including with respect to chemicals and waste, oceans and biodiversity, and trade and investment.

Prior to joining CIEL, Dr. Orellana was a Fellow to the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law of the University of Cambridge, UK.  He also was a Visiting Scholar with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington DC and Instructor Professor of international law at the Universidad de Talca, Chile.  Dr. Orellana has acted as legal counsel to the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on international environmental issues and has acted as consultant to several International Institutions, including the UN Environment Programme and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

Workshop to follow (1:30-4:00 pm) with:

Joseph Amon (Human Rights Watch and Woodrow Wilson School)

Susan M. Kath (Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice)

Adriana Petryna (University of Pennsylvania).

Location: Room 005, Robertson Hall

Organized by the Program in Global Health and Health Policy.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.