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Conversation With Professor John Knox set for Tuesday, April 3

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox

The Conversation with… Committee is pleased to announce its first event of the spring semester, “A Conversation With Professor John Knox.” 

The event will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 3, in Room 1312. Lunch will be provided, but please bring your own drink.

Professor Knox is an expert in human rights, environmental protection, and international trade.  He has served as an adviser to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the U.N. Environment Programme, and the World Bank, among others.  Professor Knox’s co-authored book, “Greening NAFTA,” analyzes the environmental regime embedded within the North American Free Trade Agreement, and for four years, until 2005, he chaired a national advisory committee to EPA on the NAFTA environmental agreement.

In 2003, Professor Knox was awarded the Francis Deák Prize, established by the American Society of International Law to honor a younger author who has made a “meritorious contribution to international legal scholarship.” His most recent article, on the extraterritorial application of U.S. law, was published in the July 2010 issue of the American Journal of International Law. He is a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform and a senior advisor to the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).