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FIRST ANNUAL ENVIREFORM CONFERENCE


"Strengthening Canada's Environmental Community
Through International Regime Reform:
Twenty-First Century Challenges"

November 16-18, 2000
Munk Centre for International Studies
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
South House, Main Floor
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Conference Program

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Thursday, November 16

Rules for Food and Agriculture in a Globalizing Era



12:00-12:10pm
Welcoming Remarks

Professor Janice Gross Stein (Director, Munk Centre for International Studies and Harrowston Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation, University of Toronto)

Professor Louis Pauly (Director, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)

Professor John Kirton (Department of Political Science/International Relations, University of Toronto, Principal Investigator, EnviReform Project)
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Refreshments in Main Lounge, South House


12:10-2:00pm
Session 1: Food Safety and the Trade Regime

Chair:

Professor Harriet Friedmann (Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnvirReform Project)

Speakers:

Ms. Michelle Swenarchuk (Director of International Programs, Canadian Environmental Law Association)
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Professor Robert Howse (Professor of Law, University of Michigan, Member of the Faculty, World Trade Institute, Berne, Switzerland)


2:00-2:10pm Break


2:10-4:00pm Session 2: Comparative Perspectives: Brazil and the European Union

Chair:

Ms Dianne Bartlett (Department of Sociology, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto)

Speakers:

Mr. David Hathaway (Economist, Brazil)

Dr. David Barling (Program Leader, MA Food Policy, Thames Valley University)
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Professor Grace Skogstad (Department of Political Science, University of Toronto)


4:00-4:10pm Break


4:10-6:00pm Session 3: Investment and the Environment: Multilateral and North American Perspectives

Chair:

Dr. Sylvia Ostry (Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)

Speakers:

Professor Konrad von Moltke (Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies. Dartmouth College)

Professor Alan Rugman (Thames Water Fellow in Strategic Management, Templeton College, Oxford University, Collaborator, EnviReform Project)
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6:00-8:00pm Dinner Break


8:00-9:30pm
Governing
Council
Chambers, 2nd floor
(Simcoe Hall,
27 King's College
Circle)
Keynote Address

The Honourable Pierre-Marc Johnson (Heenan Blaikie, Montreal)
[audio]

Chair:

Professor John Kirton (Principal Investigator, EnviReform Project)


9:30-10:30pm
Reception - Board Room, Simcoe Hall


Friday, November 17

Toward Democratic Governance? Civil Society, Social Cohesion and Trade Liberalization.

Workshop co-sponsored by the Collaborative Master of Arts in International Relations Program, University of Toronto



9:00-9:15am Opening Remarks

Professor David Welch (Director, Collaborative Master of Arts in International Relations, University of Toronto)

Professor John Kirton (Principal Investigator, EnviReform Project)

Professor Stephen Clarkson (Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)


9:15-10:45am Session 4: Privileging Foreign Investors?: NAFTA Chapter 11

Chair:

Professor Michael Trebilcock (Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)

Speakers:

Dr. Julie Soloway (Davies, Ward and Beck, Collaborator, EnviReform Project)

Professor William Dymond (Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University)
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Dr. Howard Mann (International and Environmental Law and Policy, Ottawa, Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development)
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Professor Sanford Gaines (Law Centre, University of Houston)
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Discussant:

Mr. Andrey Anishchenko (Master of Arts in International Relations Program, University of Toronto)
[text]


10:45-11:00am Break


11:00-12:45pm Session 5: Environmentally Empowering Citizens? CEC Article 14-15

Chair:

Professor David Welch (Director, Collaborative Master of Arts in International Relations, University of Toronto)

Speakers:

Professor Chris Tollefson (Sierra Legal Defence Fund, LEAD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria)
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Ms. Serena Wilson (Member, Joint Public Advisory Committee, Commission for Environmental Cooperation)

Mr. Gustavo Alanis (President, Mexican Centre for International Law)

Discussant:

Ms. Laura Barnett (Master of Arts in International Relations Program, University of Toronto)
[text]


12:45-2:15pm Lunch Break


2:15-3:45pm
Campbell Room
Session 6: So Little for Labour? The Commission for Labour Cooperation

Chair:

Professor Peter Warrian(Collaborative Master of Arts in International Relations, University of Toronto)

Speakers:

Mr. Kevin Banks (Senior Law Advisor, Commission for Labor Co-operation)

Mr. Jim Stanford (Economist, Canadian Auto Workers)

Professor Marc Levine (Director, Center for Canadian-American Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Discussant:

Patrick Gleeson (Master of Arts in International Relations Program, University of Toronto)
[text]


3:45-4:15pm Session 7: Fix it or Nix it? Will the NAFTA Model Survive?

Chair:

Professor Stephen Clarkson (Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)

Speakers:

Professor Sanford Gaines (Law Centre, University of Houston)

Dr. Sylvia Ostry (Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto)

Mr. Scott Vaughan (Head of Environment, Economy and Trade Program, Commission for Environmental Cooperation)
"NAFTA's Environmental Effects: New Concepts and Evidence"

Discussant:

Jonathan Papoulidis
[text]


6:45-8:00pm Dinner for Conference Personnel - Hart House, South Dining Room, 2nd Floor


Saturday, November 18

Environmental Indicators: Local and Global Approaches



9:00-9:15pm Welcoming Remarks

Professor Virginia Maclaren (Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)


9:15-10:30am Session 8: Environmental Indicators and Local Communities

Chair:

Professor Virginia Maclaren (Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)

Speakers:

Mr. David Buckeridge (Research Associate, HEALNet, Health Evidence Application and Linkage Network)
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and


Professor Carl Amrhein (Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science)
"The Development of Environmental and Respiratory Health Indicators: A Case Study of a Community/University Collaboration"
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Ms Tara Lynne Franco (Sustainable Community Initiative Co-ordinator, City of Hamilton) "Vision 2020 and Community Indicators"

Mr. Noel Keogh (Co-ordinator, Sustainable Calgary)
"Using Indicators to Engage the Community in Sustainability Debates"


10:30-10:45pm Break


10:45-12:00pm Session 9: Environmental Indicators and Global Trade: the State of the Art

Chair:

Professor Rodney White (Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto)

Speakers:

Ms. Sarah Richardson (President, Maeander Enterprises)
"Sustainability Assessment of Trade Agreements: Global Approaches"

Professor Virginia Maclaren (Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)
"Trade Related Indicators and Community Reporting In Canada"

Discussant: Professor John Kirton (Principal Investigator, EnviReform Project)


12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break





Sponsors:

Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Collaborative Master of Arts in International Relations, University of Toronto
Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto
Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conference Organizers:

Professor Stephen Clarkson (Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)
Professor Harriet Friedmann (Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)
Professor Peter Hajnal (Information Centre Manager, EnviReform Project)
Professor John Kirton (Principal Investigator, EnviReform Project)
Professor Virginia Maclaren (Co-investigator, EnviReform Project)
Dr. Julie Soloway (Collaborator, EnviReform Project)
Conference Staff:

Ms. Mary Lynne Bratti (Munk Centre for International Studies)
Ms. Joan Golding (Collaborative Master of Arts in International Relations)
Ms. Diane Granato (Centre for International Studies)
Ms. Madeline Koch (Managing Editor, EnviReform Project)
Ms. Tina Lagopoulos (Centre for International Studies)
Ms. Marilena Liguori (Research Assistant)
Mr. Rob Roy McGregor (Web Manager, EnviReform Project)
Ms. Klaudyna Osika (Research Assistant)
Mr. Bob Papanikolaou (Research Assistant)
Ms. Gina Stephens (Co-ordinator, EnviReform Project)
For further information about this past event email to Tina Lagopoulos at: cis.general@utoronto.ca


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