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Center for Policy Studies

Public Affairs Discussion Group

Global Responses to Greenhouse Gases

Jessica Green, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University

Friday November 19, 2010
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Crawford Hall - Room 9
Inamori Center
Case Western Reserve University

As Tom Lehrer sang in his ditty about "Pollution": "The breakfast garbage that you throw into the Bay- They drink at lunch in San Jose." The stuff moves around, and this creates governance issues. It is hard enough to deal with a watershed within one country. When pollution affects the atmosphere, the question becomes how to deal with problems at a scope that no government can pretend to control. Agreeing on policies across nations is hard enough; implementing them even harder. This is the main topic studied by Jessica Green who joined the political science department this year as part of the Sustainability Initiative. For example, how is emission trading across countries under the Kyoto protocols implemented? How does anyone know the "sellers" of emissions rights deliver by restricting their own emissions?

On Fridays a few spaces are available for visitors with mobility concerns. Parking options for visitors from beyond campus include the Severance Hall parking garage on East Boulevard, the small lot on Adelbert Road just uphill from Euclid Ave, and other lots on campus.

More About Our Guest....

Jessica Green received her Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Her research focuses on the ways that private actors make rules and set standards in world politics, particularly in the environmental arena. Her interests include globalization and global governance, international law and organizations, global environmental politics, climate change, and transnational regulation.

Before beginning her Ph.D. studies, Professor Green earned her MPA in International Environmental Policy at Columbia University. She then worked with the United Nations University, in New York and Tokyo, where she co-edited two books on sustainable development and environmental governance. She has worked at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the World Resources Institute.

Friday Lunch Upcoming Topics and Speakers:

December 3: Paul Ernsberger, Associate Professor of Nutrition: Health At Any Size.

January 14: Doug Brattebo, Hiram College: The Obama Presidency (Take 3).

January 21: Elliot Posner, Associate Professor of Political Science: Europe, the EU, and the Euro

January 28: Martha Woodmansee, Professor of English and Law: Intellectual Property and the Commerce in Ideas.

February 4: Marixa Lasso, Associate Professor of History: Bicentennials in Latin America and the history of constitutional government.

February 11: Special Inamori Center Event Moderated by Shannon French

February 18: Diane Anderson, Executive Director, and Iwan Alexander, Faculty Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute: News from the Great Lakes Energy Institute

February 25: Gene Matthews, Director of Facilities Services, CWRU: "Case Recycles," and How That Works.

March 4: Shirley M. Moore, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing: Even After a Heart Attack - The Challenge of Encouraging Healthy Behavior

March 11: No Session, Spring Break

March 18: Special Inamori Center Event

March 25: Mark Votruba, Associate Professor of Economics: The Social Effects of Economic Dislocation

April 1: Jacqueline Lipton, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology and the Arts: Privacy and Online Social Networks.

April 8: Special Inamori Center Event

April 15: Mark Naymik, Reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio's Budget Battle

April 22: Jon Groetzinger, Visiting Professor of Law and Director, China Legal Programs: Developing the Legal Profession in China.

The Friday Lunch discussions are held on the lower (ground) level of Crawford Hall. Visitors with mobility issues may find it easiest to take advantage of special arrangements we have made. On most Fridays, a few parking spaces in the V.I.P. lot in between Crawford Hall and Amasa Stone Chapel are held for participants in the lunch discussion. Overflow parking is also available in the Severance Hall parking garage on East Boulevard.

Visitors then can avoid walking up the hill to the first floor of Crawford by entering the building on the ground level, through the garage area under the building. The further door on the left in that garage will be left unlocked during the period before the Friday lunch. On occasion, parking will be unavailable because of other university events.

For more information about these and other Center for Policy Studies programs, please see

November 15, 2010

Upcoming Events

Government Speech: The Government's Ability to Compel and Restrict Speech

Featuring Adam Babich, Professor, Tulane University School of Law, Caroline Corbin, Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Law, Mary Jean Dolan, Assistant Professor, John Marshall Law School-Chicago, Jonathan Entin, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Abner Greene, Leonard F. Manning Professor, Fordham University School of Law, Peter Joy, Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, School of Law, Douglas Laycock, Professor, University of Michigan School of Law, Helen Norton, Associate Professor University of Colorado Law School, Frederick Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia, November 19, 2010, 9:00 a.m-4:15 p.m., Moot Court Room, Case Western Reserve School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106

The 2010-2011 Law Review Symposium will address limits on government speech and the government's ability to claim speech as its own in both restricting and compelling speech. Panels will examine 1) the intersection between government speech and the establishment clause (with a focus on the implications of Salazar v. Buono); 2) the extent to which the government can control school curricula and restrict the work of law school clinics; 3) the extent to which the government can compel speech by denominating the speech as its own.

Torture and War: The Role and Responsibility of Lawyers

Featuring Philippe Sands, Professor of Law, University College London, January 12, 2011, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Moot Court Room, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio

Drawing on recent books and articles, including newspapers, Professor Sands will explore the role of lawyers in ensuring that governments comply with minimum international obligations in relation to decisions concerning war and the treatment of detainees.

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