Virtual Guest Speakers

April 15:

The Need for an International Soils Regime 
Professor Ben Boer

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Discussion List   (Professor Boer will join the discussion list from April 15 - 19)

Short Biography of the Speakers 

Professor Ben Boer has been at the University of Sydney since 1992. He was appointed Emeritus Professor in 2008. In 2011 he was appointed as National Distinguished Professor at Wuhan University Law School in Hubei Province China, in its Research Institute of Environmental Law. He now spends some 3 months per year in Wuhan. Between 2006 and 2008, he was the international Co-Director of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Academy of Environmental Law and Visiting Professor based at the University of Ottawa. Formerly, Ben was Professor in Environmental Law, University of Sydney (1997-2008) and the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Professor of Environmental Law, University of Sydney (1992-1996). Prior to that, at Macquarie University, he was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, School of Law (1979-1991) and part-time Lecturer in the Graduate School of the Environment, and Lecturer, Department of Legal Studies, La Trobe University (1974-1979). He was appointed as Deputy Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law in 2012, a position he held until 2016. He became a member of the Australian Academy of Law in 2016. He continues to be a member of the International Council of Environmental Law, based in Geneva.



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