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2020 Gilvary Symposium

Building A Green New Deal In The Rust Belt: Legal, Policy And Democratic Challenges

The University of Dayton School of Law, the Hanley Sustainability Institute and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center invite you to attend the 2020 Gilvary Symposium on Friday, January 31 at Keller Hall from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

The symposium will explore the topic, "Building a Green New Deal in the Rust Belt: Legal, Policy and Democratic Challenges." It will feature Keynote Speaker Robert C. Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law, Cornell Law School. Professor Hockett will explore the topic, "Financing the Green New Deal and Institutional Reform."

The symposium will also feature five panels:

  1. Economic Realities: Can We Afford A Green New Deal? How Can We Not Afford A Green New Deal?
  2. Can We Legally Implement A Green New Deal? If We Don’t Will There Be Anything Left To Govern?
  3. Powering The Green New Deal: Labor And Energy
  4. The Green New Deal And Urban Policy: Combating Environmental Racism
  5. The Green New Deal And Exurban Policy: Combating Suburban Inertia, Agribusiness Dominance, And The Erosion Of Tribal Sovereignty

View the Agenda and Speakers' bios (pdf)

CLE credit in Ohio of 8.0 hours has been approved. Non Ohio CLE credit available upon request to state bar authorities (at the discretion of the state).

The symposium is made possible by The Honorable James J. Gilvary Fund for Law, Religion, and Social Justice.

For inquiries, please contact Lee Ann Ross at lawevents@udayton.edu or at 937-229-3793.

Free Registration (Includes Lunch)

Registration is now closed.

Ohio CLE credit of 8.0 hours has been approved. Non Ohio CLE credit available upon request to state bar authorities (at the discretion of the state).

Schedule
Welcome | 8:30-8:45 a.m.

Introduction to the 2020 Gilvary Symposium.

Andrew Strauss, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law

Shelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center

Ben McCall, Professor of Physics and Chemistry; Executive Director of Hanley Sustainability Institute

Sara French, 3rd Year Law Student Representative for the Human Rights Awareness and Advocacy Group, University of Dayton School of Law; Human Rights Graduate Fellow, University of Dayton Human Rights Center

Panel 1 - Economic Realities: Can We Afford A Green New Deal? How Can We Not Afford A Green New Deal? | 8:45-10:15 a.m.

From two different angles, the panelists for this session will look at the question of economic affordability that hangs over any call for a Green New Deal.

Moderator:

Rebecca Potter, Associate Professor; Director of Sustainability Program; Hanley Sustainability Institute Director of Curriculum, University of Dayton

Panel:

Robert Pollin, Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics & Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nathan Tankus, Research Scholar, Modern Money Network

Respondent:

Shuang-Ye Wu, Professor & Chair, Department of Geology, University of Dayton

Break | 10:15-10:30 a.m.
Coffee available in the Atrium
Panel 2 – Can We Legally Implement A Green New Deal? If We Don’t Will There Be Anything Left To Govern? | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The panelists for this session will look at the question of the legal and regulatory feasibility of instantiating a Green New Deal.

Moderator:

Shelly Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center

Panel:

Alice Kaswan, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, University of San Francisco School of Law

William Burns (via remote), Co-Director & Professor of Research, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University

Respondent:

Dalindyebo Shabalala, Assistant Professor, University of Dayton School of Law

Lunch | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided in the Atrium
Keynote Speaker: Robert C. Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law, Cornell Law School | 12:00-1:00 p.m.

"Financing the Green New Deal and Institutional Reform"

Introduction:

Kevin Leske, Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law

Panel 3 - Powering The Green New Deal: Labor And Energy | 1:00-2:30 p.m.

This panel will consider the idea of ‘powering’ a Green New Deal agenda at the regional level of the Rust Belt through bringing together expertise on labor and clean/sustainable energy.

Moderator:

Anya Galli Robertson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work, University of Dayton

Panel:

Dwayne Thomas (via remote), President, United Mineworkers of America, Local Southwestern Pennsylvania in tandem with Heaven Sensky, Community Organizer, Center for Coalfield Justice

Cheryl Johncox, Beyond Dirty Fuels Organizer, Sierra Club

Respondent:

Bob Sisco, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certified Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Professional, Ohio Power Solutions

Break | 2:30-2:45 p.m.
Coffee available in the Atrium
Panel 4 - The Green New Deal And Urban Policy: Combating Environmental Racism | 2:45-4:00 p.m.

This panel will turn from the foundations of a Green New Deal at the regional level in its labor and energy program to how a Green New Deal agenda can enliven and be enlivened by struggles around environmental justice and the right to the city.

Moderator:

Matt Currie, Managing Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Dayton, OH; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law 

Panel:

Aaron Bartley, Lawyer, Co-Founder and past Director, People United for Sustainable Housing Buffalo 

Donele Wilkins, Founding Partner and CEO, Detroit's Green Door Initiative

Respondent:

Ericka Curran, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, University of Dayton School of Law

Break | 4:00-4:15 p.m.
Coffee available in the Atrium
Panel 5 – The Green New Deal And Exurban Policy: Combating Suburban Inertia, Agribusiness Dominance, And The Erosion Of Tribal Sovereignty | 4:15-5:30 p.m.

This panel will examine a range of issues connected to environmental justice beyond the urban core, in the exurban spaces of inner ring suburbs, more rural agricultural exteriors, and the sovereign spaces of Native America.

Moderator:

Blake Watson, Professor of Law; Samuel A. McCray Chair, University of Dayton School of Law

Panel:

Brenda Jo McManama, Save Our Roots Campaign Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network

Stephen Bartlett, Director, Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville, Kentucky & Board Member, Family Farm Defenders, Madison, Wisconsin

Respondent (via remote):

Steph Tai, Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin School
of Law

Parking

Those attending the symposium will need to go to the Parking Visitor's Center at University Circle to be directed where to park. 

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