Global and Human Security Lectures and Discussions Offered in Advance of Borah Symposium

Monday, February 7 2011


MOSCOW, Idaho – The 2011 Borah Symposium, April 3-5 on the University of Idaho Moscow campus, will focus on the topic of human security.

In advance of the symposium, the College of Law will present a series of lectures and discussions to encourage greater understanding of the legal, environmental and political issues impacting global and human security.

The series is co-sponsored by the College of Law’s Environmental Law Society, the Latino Law Caucus and the Multicultural Law Caucus.

Speakers presenting at the 2011 Borah Symposium include former Costa Rican President and 1987 Nobel Prize winner Oscar Arias Sanchez; Rula Salameh, a documentary film maker from the Middle East; Jose Campos, director general of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica; and Theogene Rudasingwa, former ambassador of Rwanda.

In preparation for their presentations, the College of Law will host four lectures and discussions on different aspects of global human security.

Lecture and discussion titled, “Environmental Security,” is sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. It will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Room 104 of the Menard Law Building, on the Moscow campus. Featured speakers include professor Stephen Mulkey, director of the Environmental Science Program, presenting, “Climate Change Security”; and associate professor of international law, Anastasia Telesetsky with a lecture, titled “International Conflicts over Natural Resources.”

Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Room 104 of the Menard Law Building, the Latino Law Caucus will sponsor a presentation by associate professor of law Monica Schurtman, titled “Central American Peace Process.”

Tuesday, March 8, from 5:30-6:45 p.m.in Room 104 of the Menard Law building, the Multicultural Law Caucus will sponsor a presentation by College of Education professor Melissa Saul with expertise in social justice and peace education and Associate Law Librarian Michael Greenlee in a lecture, titled “Palestine, Israel, and the Separation Wall.”

A light dinner will be provided to participants at the Feb. 8, Feb. 22 and March 8 events.

A final event in the series is being planned for the last week of March, when former Rwandan Ambassador to the U.S. Theogene Rudasingwa will present “Human Security Crisis in Rwanda.” Date and time will be announced.
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