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Join Us April 13 for a Symposium on Green Technology Law and Policy


Leading experts joined the Georgetown Climate Center for important discussions on government regulation, policies, and incentives as well as the role of green patents and technology transfers in global sustainability at this event, which was hosted by the Georgetown Climate Center and GIELR.

A detailed agenda for the event is below.  The event was held at Georgetown Law.


9:15 A.M. Coffee & Check-In

9:45 A.M. Opening Remarks
Peter Byrne, Professor, Georgetown Law
Edith Brown Weiss, Professor, Georgetown Law

10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.  Panel 1 • Government Regulation & Policies
Moderated by Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center; Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law

  • Jim Connaughton, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Public and Environmental Policy, Constellation Energy Group; former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Derek B. Dorn, Partner, Davis & Harman LLP; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law 
  • Sara Hayes, Senior Researcher, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • Robert Percival, Professor, University of Maryland; Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law
  • Doug Smith, Partner, Van Ness Feldman; former General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

11:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. Lunch & Keynote Address
Elizabeth Littlefield, President & CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
(Introduced by Amanda Blunt, Executive Editor - Symposium, GIELR)

1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Panel 2 • IP: The Role of Green Patents and Technology Transfer in Global Sustainability

  • Elizabeth Burleson, Associate Professor, PACE Law School
  • Dr. Stuart Graham, Chief Economist, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Marcos Orellana, Senior Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law
  • Sarah Tran, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law 
  • Baskut Tuncak, Staff Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law; International Advisory Committee, Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors

2:45 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Closing Remarks
Jack Miller, Editor-in-Chief, GIELR

3:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. Reception

*Final Schedule Subject to Change

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