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Media Roundup for May 7, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 28, 2017:

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Media Roundup for April 28, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of April 28, 2017:

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U.N. Rapporteur and Professor John Knox authors first-ever human rights and biodiversity report

Professor John Knox, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, was featured in The Huffington Post story, “U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights,” published on March 17, 2017.

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Professor John Knox gives annual report to U.N. Council on Human Rights

Professor John Knox, as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights and the environment, is featured in the release, “Human Rights Council hears presentation of thematic reports by the secretary-general and by the High Commissioner and his Office,” published on March 9, 2017.

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Professor John Knox among UN Human Rights experts urging Vietnam government to release popular blogger

Professor John Knox is among a group of UN human rights experts urging the Vietnam government to release a popular blogger in the following story, “Viet Nam: UN experts urge Government to release blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’,”  published by the UN News Centre on March 8, 2017.

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Professor John Knox urges global governments to protect rare plants, animals

Professor John Knox is quoted in the following story, “UN rights experts urge global governments to protect rare plants and animals,” written by Akira Tomlinson and published on the Jurist website on March 1, 2017.

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Professor John Knox quoted in article, ‘UN demands protection for Mombasa activists’

Professor John Knox is quoted in the following story, “United Nations demands protection for Mombasa activists,” written by Philip Mwakio and published in Kenya by Standard Media Co. on Feb. 27, 2017.

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Professors continue discussion on ‘What Will Happen in the Trump Administration?’ on Monday, Feb. 13

Wake Forest Law professors will follow up Feb. 2′s panel discussion on “What Will Happen in the Trump Administration?” with a second panel discussion focusing on climate change, immigration and health and safety regulations at noon on Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. For those who can’t attend in person, the event will be live webcast and recorded. The event is free and open to the Wake Forest University community. Lunch will be served.

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Law professors deliberate possibility of climate control’s fate under the Trump Administration

Four Wake Forest Law professors recently expressed concern for encroaching environmental factors that continue to cause irreversible damage to air, water and wildlife as part of a panel organized by Wake Forest University’s Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).

According to the panelists, last year the average global temperature climbed 1.5 degrees celsius, making 2016 the hottest year on record.  As the nation adjusts to the Trump Administration, the panelists outlined the potential bleak future of environmental policies.

“These are the most consequential issues facing global leaders,” said Justin Catanoso, a professor of journalism at Wake Forest University. “All of the other issues cannot fix themselves if we don’t get ahold of climate change and environmental sustainability.”

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Old Gold and Black: ‘Law professors discuss Trump’s environmental policy’

The Old Gold and Black published the following story, “Law professors discuss Trump’s environmental policy,” on Jan. 20, 2017.

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