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Carlton Waterhouse

Carlton Waterhouse
Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), Washington, DC

Board dates

2019 - 2021

Professor Carlton Waterhouse is an international expert on environmental law and environmental justice, as well as reparations and redress for historic injustices. He lectures globally on climate justice and group based inequality.  In 2019, he testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States and in 2018 he completed a Fulbright research fellowship in Brazil examining race and police violence.  His views have been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other media outlets. His scholarship includes essays, articles, and book chapters focused on the ethical and legal dimensions of environmental justice and reparations.  He is currently completing a book on Social Dominance and the Supreme Court that explores the Court’s past and current role in maintaining racial hierarchy in American society. He serves on the board of the Environmental Law Institute and is a member of the International Sustainable Development Research Society.  He teaches property law as well as environmental and administrative law related courses and is building the Howard University Environmental Justice Center at the Howard University School of Law.  The Environmental Justice Center conducts environmental and climate justice research and advocacy that supports local communities confronting environmental injustices and provides policy interventions that promote environmental and climate justice in local, national, and global arenas.