Law School to celebrate Peace Day & Constitution Day

Associate Professor Maxine Burkett to speak at public lecture on climate change

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marnelli Joy Basilio, (808) 956-8478
Events Coordinator, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Sep 15, 2011

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Law School and its Environmental Law Program, in collaboration with the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, will host a provocative lecture in observance of both Peace Day and Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
Maxine Burkett, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP), will speak about how climate change affects human development and increases the possibility of global conflict.

Light pupus will be served at 3:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

According to Professor Burkett, "There are multiple indices of vulnerability to climate change – including exposure to climate change-related events, the strength of human and natural systems, and existing adaptive capacity." She notes that these issues require global, national, and local attention across many disciplines. In the United States, all these issues are intertwined within core issues of federal and state constitutional law.

For more information, contact Anne Smoke at (808) 294-0602 or email inquiries to