Awesome Event: Thinking Globally, Acting Globally, From Here

Wow. I’m so impressed by the Liu Centre. They’re constantly organising amazing events!  Details below about a showcase happening soon.

Join us for a showcase of the Liu Institute’s Global Issues research, followed by discussion and a reception. Professors Benjamin Perrin, Natasha Affolder, and Erin Baines will briefly present their ongoing projects and discuss the impacts of their research.

Wednesday 20 January 2010, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room
6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver

BENJAMIN PERRIN’s teaching and research interests include domestic and international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and human trafficking. Professor Perrin is the founder of The Future Group, a non-governmental organization that combats human trafficking by working with victims overseas, assisting with the extraterritorial prosecution of offenders, and conducting public policy research on the issue.

NATASHA AFFOLDER’s teaching and research interests include Global Environmental and Natural Resource Law, and the emergence of “international standards” as a source of regulation. Professor Affolder is currently tracing how transnational corporations use international treaties as a source of environmental standards, and how stakeholders in global mining projects use contracts to establish standards of environmental and social behaviour where they don’t traditionally exist.

ERIN BAINES’ teaching and research interests include transitional justice, humanitarianism, and gender, youth and armed conflict. She is the research director of the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP), which works with marginalized and war-affected communities to strengthen locally-owned approaches to the reintegration of ex-combatants, justice and reconciliation in war-torn northern Uganda.

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