ELS is currently forming a team for the 2014 National Environmental Moot Court Competition. The competition takes places over both semesters, with a written portion in the fall and oral arguments in the spring. Team members can receive 1 credit for their participation. The competition is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy. To apply for the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a paragraph describing your background and interest in the competition by Friday, September 13th. For questions about the competition, please feel free to reach out to Meg Holden (mholden@jd14), who participated in the competition last year.
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Documentary Screening: Climate Refugees- Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 6:30 p.m. in Austin Hall North
Join Film Director Michael Nash for a screening of this award-winning documentary about the human face of climate change on Monday, October 30th. The film profiles the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons who have been forced to flee their homes by floods, droughts, rising sea levels and other symptoms of a changing climate. Michael Nash will answer questions after the film. Pizza, soda and popcorn will be served!
Jon Pershing on U.S. Climate and Energy Policy- Thursday, Oct. 31st at 11:45 AM-1:00 PM in Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor Littauer, HKS
Jon Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology, U.S. Energy Department, will speak at the Harvard Kennedy School. This event is sponsored by the The Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.
Lester Brown, "Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?"- Friday, Nov. 1st at 4:00 PM in Maxwell-Dworkin, Lessin Room G115, 33 Oxford Street
Lester Brown is president of the Earth Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to building a sustainable future. Shortly after earning a degree in agricultural science, he spent six months living in rural India, where he became intimately familiar with the food/population issue. Brown later became head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's International Agricultural Development Service. In 1974 he founded the Worldwatch Institute, leaving in 2001 to found the Earth Policy Institute. Brown has authored or co-authored over 50 books, including his most recent memoir, Breaking New Ground: A Personal History, and has received 24 honorary degrees and numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius award." This event is sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.