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Climate Negotiation on the Frontlines with Sue Biniaz

Foreign Policy Institute’s Art of Diplomacy Speaker Series Presents

Climate Negotiation on the Frontlines

with Sue Biniaz Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation

and Former Deputy Legal Adviser, U.S. State Department

Moderated by Daniel Magraw, FPI Senior Fellow

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

12:30pm - 1:45 pm

Nitze 410

1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20036

FPI's Art of Diplomacy Speaker Series is a student-run program that seeks to increase Johns Hopkins SAIS students’ understanding of modern diplomacy as an art by exposing them to recent and current practitioners. This series teaches students how modern diplomacy is conducted, the challenges that come with conducting diplomacy, and how practitioners overcome such challenges.

Sue Biniaz served for over thirty years in the U.S. State Department's Legal Adviser's Office, where she was a Deputy Legal Adviser, as well as the lead climate lawyer and a lead climate negotiator from 1989 until early 2017. She is a Senior Fellow at the UN Foundation and is on the adjunct faculty at Yale Law School. During the fall of 2018, she was a Senior Fellow and lecturer at the Yale Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. During the winter 2017 quarter, she was a Distinguished Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute of Chicago and taught at the University of Chicago Law School. She attended Yale College and Columbia Law School, and clerked for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Daniel Magraw is a Senior Fellow at FPI and teaches international environmental law and policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Previously, he was President and CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law from 2002 to 2010 and Director of the International Environmental Law Office at the EPA from 1992-2001. From 1983-1992, he was Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. He was a Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in 1989. He has a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review and a founder of the Berkeley Law Foundation. He has a B.A. with high honors in Economics from Harvard University.

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