Dear colleagues,

Northwestern is hosting a research roundtable on geoengineering in May that
may be of interest to some. Participation is by invite only - details below
and through the link below. Questions can be directed to the contact
provided in the call.

Best, Kim.

First Annual Research Roundtable on Global Climate Change Governance:

Thursday, May 18, 2017 — Friday, May 19, 2017

Chicago, IL


The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern
Pritzker School of Law School is seeking submissions for a workshop
focusing on *Global Climate Change Governance and Geoengineering *to be
held on May 18-19, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The event is organized by David
Dana (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law).  The event is co-sponsored by
the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University.

We invite scholarly submissions on any theme relevant to this topic,
including pieces that address approach the topic from the perspective of
(among others) domestic and international law, political economy and public
choice, ethics, political and social psychology, and climate science. We
are interested in papers addressing a broad range of topics, including (but
not limited to):

·         Do governance approaches applied to other areas of scientific
research and biotechnology provide relevant guidance?

·         To what extent is it possible to devise effective regulation
before the technological subject of that regulation is understood, and if
not, is there a way to co-evolve technology and regulation?

·         Given the ethical framework of a precautionary principle, should
the development and use of the most potentially dangerous technologies
simply be banned?

·         How, if at all, can an effective international accord regarding
geo-engineering be achieved and made effective?

·         Does the regime for nuclear weaponry provide lessons?

·         Is there a role for existing international institutions such as
the United Nations, or are new ones required?

·         What role will public perception and opinion play in a governance
regime forgeoengineering?

·         What will be the effects of geoengineering on support and efforts
directed at mitigation and adaptation?

All selected participants will be expected to produce a working draft of
their paper by May 1, 2017; read the other papers that will be presented in
advance of the workshop; and participate in person at our workshop, to be
held at Northwestern Pritzker Law School in Chicago, on May 18-19, 2017.

Attendance for this roundtable is by invitation only.  Potential attendees
who are not submitting a paper can indicate their interest in receiving an
invitation by sending a message to:
Consideration for attendance at this small, invitation-only event will be
reviewed on a rolling basis until*November 1, 2016*.

Participants based in the United States will receive a participant fee of
$750.00. International participants will receive a participant fee of
$1,500.00.  This participant fee is intended to cover reasonable
transportation expenses as no travel reimbursement will be made without
prior approval. Government employees and non-US residents may instead elect
to be reimbursed for travel expenses up to the participant fee amount.
Authors are expected to attend and participate in the full duration of the

Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois  <>
Skype: samakandkim
Samak's website:

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