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Come Celebrate Professor Green’s Book Publication at a Book Launching Event

Posted on February 6, 2014

February 20, 3:00 – 4:30 in Thwing’s 1914 Lounge!


Prof. Elliot Posner (Political Science), Prof. Roger Saillant (Weatherhead School of Management) and Prof. Juscelino Colares (Law School) will participate in an interdisciplinary discussion of Green’s new book, the role of private actors in global environmental law, and the prospects for finding solutions outside the international system at the event with a reception to follow. Green’s book will be available for purchase.


How is Walmart becoming an environmental regulator, and why is this happening? Why is the fate of the ruffed lemur and many other endangered species being placed in the hands of NGOs, rather than the governments that wrote the treaty to protect them?


Jessica F. Green’s new book, Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance, takes up these and related questions, examining why private actors are increasingly the source of global environmental regulation.


Jessica F. Green is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 2010 and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Columbia University in 2002. She has published in numerous political science journals and is co-editor of Reforming International Environmental Governance and The Politics of Participation in Sustainable Development Governance. Before coming to academia she worked for United Nations University in Tokyo and New York.

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