The Institute for Historical Studies invites you to attend its upcoming first annual conference entitled "The Nation-State and the Transnational Environment" on April 16-18, 2009.
The conference is designed to explore the historical background to a pressing contemporary question: how and under what conditions will nation-states cooperate to solve environmental problems that, by their very nature, exceed the ability of individual states or even clusters of states to resolve on their own. Panels will explore how nations have managed water resources, fisheries, environmental toxins, and migratory wildlife, as well as other features of the natural environment, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The conference will include:
Keynote address by Professor John McNeill, one of the world's leading environmental historians,
Tzeporah Berman, leading activist who has worked with Home Depot and other major corporations to improve environmental consciousness
Robbie Cox, a former president of the Sierra Club.
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