Keynote

Carmen GonzalezCarmen Gonzalez, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Keynote: Beyond Tokenism: Inclusive Excellence & Institutional Transformation

Carmen G. Gonzalez is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. She has published widely in the areas of international environmental law, human rights and the environment, environmental justice, and food security. Professor Gonzalez was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina, a US Supreme Court Fellow, a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a visiting Professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China.

In 2017, she served as the George Soros Visiting Chair at the Central European University School of Public Policy in Budapest, Hungary and as the Norton Rose Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Gonzalez is a member of the Board of Trustees of Earthjustice, a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, a member and former Deputy Chair of the Governing Board of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law, and past president of the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She has worked on environmental law capacity-building projects in Asia, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union, and has represented non-governmental organizations in environmental treaty negotiations.

Professor Gonzalez is the co-editor of the critically acclaimed book, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (2012). Her recent publications include International Environmental Law and the Global South (Cambridge University Press 2015) and Energy Justice: US and International Perspectives (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018). Professor Gonzalez holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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