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Professor Mark Nevitt Discusses Climate Change and National Security on Lawfare Live

Monday 11/1/2021

Natalie Orpett sat down on Lawfare Live with Mark Nevitt, associate professor of law at Syracuse University College of Law, and Erin Sikorsky, director of the Center for Climate and Security and director of the International Military Council on Climate and Security ...

Mark P. Nevitt

Professor Mark Nevitt: What You Need to Know About the New Climate Security Reports

Wednesday 10/27/2021

“These four reports build off the Pentagon’s recent Climate Adaptation Plan and the Department of Homeland Security’s Climate Action Plan, issued in September and October, respectively. Read in conjunction with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report, the four reports present a full, albeit bleak, picture of a climate-transformed world ...”

Mark P. Nevitt

Professor David Driesen Joins Climate Discourse Podcast to Discuss Democracy, Climate Challenges

Thursday 10/7/2021

In this episode of Climate Discourse, Kate speaks to David Driesen about his personal path from music to law, Donald Trump inspiring his new book on judicial enabling of presidential power, the intersection of economics and law and the contemporary challenges of climate policy ...

David Driesen

China, Climate Change, Credibility: Why It’s (Finally) Time for the US to Join the Law of the Sea Convention

Friday 9/24/2021

With the world’s most powerful Navy and largest exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the United States is arguably the leading maritime nation. Yet the United States has failed to join the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the “Constitution of the Oceans” that codifies key principles for freedom of navigation, rule of law, and environmental issues for more than 70 percent of the earth. Since it opened for signature in 1982, a vocal minority of strident senators have thwarted U.S. ratification ...

Mark P. Nevitt

Professor Peter Blanck Pens OpEd on Vaccines and Universities' Duty of Care

Monday 8/23/2021

Student immunisation and screening requirements existed for certain courses before the pandemic. COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for students in certain circumstances. They include those who enter premises that have government-driven mandatory vaccination requirements, such as restricted vulnerable facilities. Examples include hospitals, residential aged care, disability accommodation services and correctional centres.

Peter Blanck

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