Helping Vulnerable Communities Adapt

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (All day)

The Resilience and Adaptive Management (RAM) Group and UAA Chancellor’s Office are proud to host:
Maxine Burkett, Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy
University of Hawai’i, Mānoa
William S. Richardson School of Law

The Chancellor’s Conference Room-ADM 204
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Noon to 2 p.m.

Helping Vulnerable Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Maxine Burkett is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii, Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law. Professor Burkett received her law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted research on adaptation to climate change and her work currently focuses on "Climate Justice”, writing on the disparate impact of climate change on poor and of-color communities, and the United States' moral and legal obligation to these communities nationally and internationally. Professor Burkett has presented her research on Climate Justice throughout the United States, West Africa, and the Caribbean.

Noon to 12:45 = presentation to students, faculty and staff
12:45-1:00 = open questions with students, faculty and staff
1:00-1:15 = break, light snacks provided
1:15-2:00 = open discussion, faculty only

This presentation will also be available via videoconference.
Contact Holly McQuinn for more information: (907) 786-7749 or