An Environmental Agenda: The Task Before Us

Date & time

Apr 11, 2011, 7:30-8:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall

Reception to follow.

About the speaker

Joseph Sax is the James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, Emeritus, at the University of California-Berkeley. Sax began teaching law at the University of Colorado in 1962. In 1966, he moved to the University of Michigan, where he became the Philip A. Hart Distinguished University Professor. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1986. From 1994 to 1996, Sax served in President Clinton's administration as the counselor to the secretary of the interior and deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Sax has served as a consultant or board member of 19 different environmental public service organizations and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by the Illinois Institute of Technology. His major books include Mountains Without Handrails; Water Law--Planning and Policy; Water Law--Cases and Commentary; Defending the Environment; and, most recently, Playing Darts with a Rembrandt: Public and Private Rights in Cultural Treasures (1999).

Sponsored by: the Environmental Law and Policy Program, Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, Program in the Environment, School of Natural Resources & Environment, School of Public Health, and Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning.

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