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Climate Change and the Oceans: An Existential Challenge for International Law
12:45-2pm In-person Lecture and Zoom Webinar at 295 Warren Room in Berkeley Law
Catered Reception to follow at Steinhardt Courtyard

This lecture will explore the dangerous impacts of climate change on the oceans and whether international law can stand up to what is an existential challenge for humanity.

Nilüfer Oral is Director of the Centre of International Law at the National University of Singapore. She is also a member of the United Nations International Law Commission, where she is co-chair of the Study Group on sea-level rise in relation to international law. She served as an advisor and climate change negotiator for Turkish Foreign Ministry 2009-2016. She has also appeared before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.  She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Law of the Sea Institute at Berkeley Law, University of California, and a Senior Fellow of the National University of Singapore Law School. She is a member of the Committee of Legal Experts of the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law, and a member of the Steering Committee of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. She has numerous publications and has spoken at many international conferences. She was a member of the law faculty for Istanbul Bilgi University (1998-2021).

Harry and Jane Scheiber Lecture in Ocean Law and Policy: This lecture series recognizes the influential scholarship of Harry N. Scheiber in ocean law history and policy and the Scheibers’ joint contributions to advancing the subject through the Law of the Sea Institute’s conferences and publications.

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Oct 17, 2022 12:45 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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