Elizabeth May is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada and its first elected Member of Parliament, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands in southern Vancouver Island. Elizabeth is an environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer, who has a long record as a dedicated advocate — for social justice, for the environment, for human rights, and for pragmatic economic solutions.
Dr. Fenech has worked extensively in the area of climate change since 1988 starting with the IPCC First Assessment Report. He has edited 7 books on climate change, most recently as editor of the international journal on Climate Impacts and Adaptation Science. Dr. Fenech has taught at the University of Toronto since 1998, and lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. Dr. Fenech is presently the director of the Climate Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Richard Campanaro (Chair)
Richard Campanaro is with UPEI’s Department of Political Science. Richard teaches courses on International Relations, and this summer is offering a course titled: Donald Trump and Power Politics. Richard’s doctoral thesis was titled “Socio-Ecological Coevolution: an ecological analysis of the historical development of international systems in the circumpolar Arctic,” (LSE, 2012). His research focuses on relationships between the planet’s ecological and human systems, with special attention paid to former’s role in the evolution of the latter. He has taught at the Leysin American School in Switzerland and at the University of London, where he designs online courses in international relations.
Socio-ecological coevolution: an ecological analysis of the historical development of international systems in the circumpolar Arctic.
Andrew Light is a Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. He is also a University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. From 2013-2016 he served as Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change, and as a Staff Climate Adviser in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning in the U.S. Department of State.
Sarah Krakoff is the Raphael J. Moses Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Her areas of expertise include American Indian law, natural resources and public land law, and environmental justice. She is the co-author of American Indian Law: Cases and Commentary (with Bob Anderson and Bethany Berger), and co-editor of Tribes, Land, and Environment (with Ezra Rosser.) She also runs the Law School’s Acequia Project, which provides free legal services to low-income farmers in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. She received her BA from Yale and her JD from U.C. Berkeley.
David MacDonald is a former federal cabinet minister with extensive background in social justice. As MP, he represented western P.E.I. and Rosedale, Ontario, (1965-1980, 1988-1993) and became secretary of state, minister of communications and minister responsible for the status of women. He has also served as Canada’s ambassador to Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. David’s multifaceted human rights and policy work includes climate and ocean change issues. Just this summer, he hosted a UPEI discussion series on prospects for Mother Earth and her peoples.