[Vision2020] Fwd: UI Environmental Law Society: Climate Change/Government Structuring Panel Discussion:11-3-16

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 22:42:32 PDT 2016


The 2nd Annual Environmental Law Society / Federalist Society Panel
University of Idaho College of Law.

November 3rd, 2016 – Thursday – 5 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific

Menard Law Building
711 S Rayburn St, Moscow, ID 83844, United States

This event will bring in 4 varying viewpoints on the topic of

"Government Structuring in the Face of Climate Change" for a structured
panel discussion.

The Make Up of the Discussion:

The featured speakers will each have 20 minutes to discuss the topic,
supplemented by a few prompts. Then, after a 10 minute break, The other two
speakers, both academics from the University of Idaho, will have 15 minutes
each to make their points, supplemented by a few prompts. There will be
time for short rebuttals and questions from the audience at the end of the

The Panelists Include:

Mr. Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in
foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to
President Ronald Reagan and editor of the political magazine "Inquiry." He
writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine,
National Interest, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Times.
Bandow speaks frequently at academic conferences, on college campuses, and
to business groups. Bandow has been a regular commentator on ABC, CBS, NBC,
CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He holds a JD from Stanford University.

Professor Rachael Salcido, of the McGeorge School of Law, will speak from a
largely pro-regulation / reform standpoint. Professor Salcido's most recent
publications include a scholarly article which examines environmental law
conflicts with the build-up of renewable energy, Rationing Environmental
Law in a Time of Climate Change. In 2015, at the Kratovil Conference for
property practitioners at John Marshall Law School, Professor Salcido
presented, "Big Talk, Little Action on Renewable Energy, with a focus on
Climate Change, Fracking and a Bridge to the Future."

Professor John Abatzoglou of University of Idaho is an Associate Professor
of Geography with expertise in Climatology, Meteorology & Hydrology. John's
research interests span the weather-climate continuum and both basic and
applied scientific questions. He conducts climate related research specific
to the American West and is engaged in several aspects of applied
climatology and meteorology specific to wildfire, agriculture and
hydrology. John's research portfolio includes better understanding climate
variability and change and associated impacts across the western United

Professor David Pimentel, originally from the San Francisco Bay area,
studied at BYU, Berkeley, and Harvard, and has graduate degrees in both law
and economics from Berkeley. Before beginning his academic career, he
oversaw Court Management, Legal Aid and Detention at the United Nations at
the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and directed
Rule of Law activity in South Sudan for the U.N. Mission there. He has also
lived in Romania and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, leading USAID-funded court
reform projects in each country.

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