Professor Rebecca Bratspies participated in a workshop hosted by Harvard University’s Center for the Environment and in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy and the Program on Science Technology and Society. Bratspies was the discussant for Andrew S. Mathews’s presentation “Imagination and the Arts of Political Expertise: Climate Change and Forest Futures in Mexico.”
On April 12, Bratspies presented “Lionfish as a Metaphor: Solving Global Problems in an Era of Climate Change”" at the Solving Global Problems: Perspectives from International Law and Policy conference at New York Law School.
Prof. Bratspies is the director of CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform. Her teaching and scholarly research focus on environmental and public international law, with a particular emphasis on how legal systems govern the global commons and how law can further sustainable development. She has published widely on the topics of environmental liability, regulatory uncertainty, regulation of international fisheries, and regulation of genetically modified food crops.