Monday, October 4, 2010

Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law 2010 -- Pace Law School

October 18, 2010, from 4:00PM- 5:00PM in Tudor Room, Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White plains, NY 10603

Reception Available from 5:00PM- 6:00PM in the Student Lounge

Topic: Since exploding onto the scene in the late 1990s, the concept of ecosystem services has become immensely popular in environmental policy around the globe. Described in books, debated by scholars, taught in the classroom, lobbied for by environmental groups, adopted by the United Nations in its Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and legislated in Congress, ecosystem services continue to generate significant excitement across the policy spectrum. This lecture, offered from the perspective of someone who has been working in the field for over a decade, will take a close look at why the concept of ecosystem services has enjoyed such rapid adoption in the policy world, whether the enthusiasm is justified, and where the field is going.


Jim Salzman holds joint appointments at Duke University as the Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law at the Law School and as the Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment. In more than sixty articles and five books, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning trade and environment conflicts, the history of drinking water, environmental protection in the service economy, wetlands mitigation banking, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. A popular classroom teacher, Professor Salzman has twice been voted Professor of the Year by students at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. An honors graduate of Yale and Harvard, he has lectured on environmental policy in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. He has served as a visiting professor at Yale, Harvard, and Stanford Universities, as well as at Macquarie (Australia), Lund (Sweden), and Tel Aviv (Israel) Universities and the European University Institute (Italy).

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