Free Upcoming Webinar Series on Climate Change and Human Rights

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Recognizing that climate change is a defining issue of our time, the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (a division of the Zoryan Institute), is pleased to announce its upcoming webinar series titled Climate Change, Human Rights, and Genocide. 

The series will include five presentations by experts in their fields, and will be taking place between February 15th and March 23, 2022. 

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022, 3PM EST: 
Climate Change, Conflict and Displacement: The Role of Human Rights
Presenter: Sumudu Atapattu, Teaching Professor and Director of Research Centers, University of Wisconsin Law School; Lead Counsel for Human Rights at the Center for International Sustainable Development Law

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, 3PM EST: 
"Maples Are People": An Indigenous Critique of Ecocide, Genocide, and the Human/Nature Dualism
Presenter: Lauren Eichler, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Old Dominion University

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022, 3PM EST:
Theme: Climate change, water scarcity, the rights of marginalized populations, and Indigenous water justice movements
Presenter: Deborah McGregor, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University; Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022, 3PM EST: 
Limiting Dangerous Climate Change: Its Critical Threat to Human Rights, and the Critical Role of Human Rights, Citizens Suits and Domestic Courts in Saving Humankind and the Planet
Presenter: David Estrin, Canada’s Senior Environmental Law Specialist; Co-Chair, International Bar Association Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 3PM EST: 
Changing Borders: Climate, Rights and the Future
Presenter: Simon Dalby, Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University; Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

To learn more about the series, and to register for the sessions, please visit