[2014 Environmental Speaker Series]

Agriculture and the Environment

January 9-February 13, 2014

The Environmental & Land Use Law Program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law invites you to attend the Spring 2014 Environmental Capstone Colloquium, featuring experts…

Environmental Capstone Colloquium

Agricultural Law 101
Jan. 9, 2014
Mary Jane Angelo
UF Research Foundation Professor of Law
Alumni Research Scholar
Director, Environmental & Land Use Law Program
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Agricultural Strife: Industrial Food Animal Production in America
Jan. 16, 2014
Hannah Connor
Staff Attorney
Animal Protection Litigation
The Humane Society of the United States
Washington, D.C.
The Dating Game and Beyond: Expiration Date Laws and Other Policy Levers to Reduce Food Waste
Jan. 23, 2014 (via videoconference)
Emily M. Broad Leib
Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Harvard Law School
Sustaining the Health of the Land: It all Begins with the Soil
Jan. 30, 2014
Frederick L. Kirschenmann
Distinguished Fellow
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Iowa State University
Food Labeling, Public Health and the Environment
Feb. 6, 2014
Jason J. Czarnezki
Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law
Pace Law School
The Food Safety Modernization Act and
Small and Organic Farmers

Feb. 13, 2014
Danielle D. Treadwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Vegetable Extension Specialist
Horticultural Sciences
UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

We would like to thank our Gold Sponsors:

  • Alfred J. Malefatto, Shareholder
    Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL
  • Hopping Green & Sams, Tallahassee, FL

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All presentations will be held at 3 p.m. in HOL 270. Space is limited. Please contact Lena Hinson at 352-273-0777 or elulp for information or to reserve your seat.

We have opened registration for our 2014 environmental summer courses in Pace’s Summer International Environmental Law Institute. More information on the summer program can be found at

This will be the second year that we offer these intensive (1 and 2 week-long) environmental law courses. Last summer, our international environmental law courses drew participants from Brazil, China, the Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, the UK, and the US. We are hoping to again attract a diverse and exciting group of attorneys, students, and interested professionals from around the world to join us in the heart of New York City for the 2014 courses.

The summer courses are organized around the theme of international and comparative environmental law. Each course will be taught by a Pace Law alumnus or professor with expertise in that area of environmental law. The instructor will bring participants on a field trip related to the course (e.g., a meeting at the United Nations). Certificates of completion and a limited number of scholarships are available.

This summer, the courses include: “Climate Change & Displacement,” “Ocean & Coastal Law (US & International)” (2 weeks long), “Wind Energy Law & Policy (US & UK),” “Introduction to International Environmental Law,” and “Introduction to Environmental Issues at the United Nations.” (We may also add another course or two.)

If you could share this information with colleagues, students or friends who might be interested in joining us in New York for one or more of the environmental summer courses, we would greatly appreciate it.

An excellent article by my friend Shamus Khan (Columbia Sociology) @shamuskhan: "We Are Not All in This Together"

Interestingly, his argument regarding economic prosperity or lack thereof parallels the history and track of environmental policy in the U.S….post-war promise to current stagnation to a what the hell do we do now future.

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Pace University is pleased host the 2014 AESS conference, co-sponsored by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies. Please share this Call for Proposals with your colleagues and other listservs.

Call for Proposals

June 11-14, 2014

Pace University, New York City

‘Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship’

We invite proposals for individual abstracts for individual paper and poster presentations, as well as workshops, discussion symposia, full panels, and mealtime roundtables.

Please note that we are departing from past practice and issuing only one call for proposals.

Proposal deadline: February 4th, 2014


The theme for the conference is ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship.’ This theme focuses on the argument advanced by many scholars that Earth has entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene (the recent age of humans). This perspective contends that humans have become a global geophysical force capable of disrupting the grand cycles of biology, chemistry and geology by which elements like carbon and nitrogen circulate between land, sea and atmosphere. This disruption is resulting in profound alteration of the planet’s climate, serious threats to a large array of species and critical ecosystems and conversion of fertile lands to desert.


We encourage you to organize a session: get a group together, decide on a session theme and title, write the proposal, and submit it to us. If you have an idea for a session but are having trouble finding like-minded people, we encourage you to use the AESS Listserv (or any other listserv or professional networking venue). Share your idea, have people contact you, and organize your session. If you are not already a listserv subscriber, you can sign up for free: Subscribe to the AESS Listserv


To view a list of questions to be answered, types of proposals, requirements, and how proposals will be evaluated, please view the main proposal page here: Main Proposal Page

Start a Proposal

(AESS) is a group of faculty, students and staff of the 1000+ interdisciplinary environmental programs in North America and around the world. We seek to strengthen teaching, research and service in environmental studies and sciences, and to improve communication across boundaries that divide the traditional academic disciplines. The Association works to support the professional development of Association members not just as individuals but also to advance Environmental Studies and Sciences as a whole.

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