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Global Health Colloquium: “Climate Change, Global Health, and Human Rights” - Marcos A. Orellana

Feb 7, 2014 12:00PM to 01:30PM

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Open to the Public
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Marcos A. Orellana

Dr. Marcos A. Orellana (LL.M., S.J.D.) is Director of CIEL's Environmental Health Program and Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law.  Dr. Orellana has worked with NGOs and local communities worldwide to strengthen tools to protect the vital functions of the planet and secure global environmental justice, including with respect to chemicals and waste, oceans and biodiversity, and trade and investment.

Prior to joining CIEL, Dr. Orellana was a Fellow to the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law of the University of Cambridge, UK.  He also was a Visiting Scholar with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington DC and Instructor Professor of international law at the Universidad de Talca, Chile.  Dr. Orellana has acted as legal counsel to the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on international environmental issues and has acted as consultant to several International Institutions, including the UN Environment Programme and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

Workshop to follow (1:30-4:00 pm) with:

Joseph Amon (Human Rights Watch and Woodrow Wilson School)

Susan M. Kath (Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice)

Adriana Petryna (University of Pennsylvania).

Location: Room 005, Robertson Hall

Organized by the Program in Global Health and Health Policy.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.