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External Speaking Engagements

ELI staff are often asked to speak or participate at conferences and workshops hosted by other groups and organizations. Recent and upcoming engagements are listed below. Visit the Events Calendar for a list of official ELI events.


Biodiversity and Human Rights Forum: Challenges for the States (Mexican)
November 6, 2017
Prodh Center, 57-B Serapio Rendon St., San Rafael, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico

Alejandra Rabasa, Director of ELI’s Judicial Education Program, will be speaking at the Round Table Session on the Constitution, Human Rights, and Biodiversity. The Mexican Center of Environmental Law organized the event around the visit of Mr. John Knox, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on Human Rights and the Environment. Participants will be looking at challenges of applying the human rights approach toward the protection of biodiversity. For more information, including the agenda and registration, visit http://www.cemda.org.mx/foro-biodiversidad-y-derechos-humanos-retos-y-desafios-para-los-estados/

Report Launch: Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing as a National Security Threat
November 15, 2017, 10am - 11:30am
Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington DC

Xiao Recio-Blanco, Director of ELI's Oceans Program, will be participating in a panel discussion to launch CSIS’s new report on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and its impact on national security. The report examines IUU fishing as an important contributor to non-traditional security threats such as trafficking, piracy, and organized crime—a fact that is often underappreciated in national security circles. To address this deficit, speakers will discuss the nature of IUU fishing, U.S. and international efforts to combat it, and the hurdles to effective enforcement. To download the report and/or to register for the event, visit https://www.csis.org/node/43756.

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