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Minneapolis Alumni Event: “Will Legalizing the Ivory Trade Save the African Elephant or Drive It Closer to Extinction?”

Date: 6:00pm CDT April 10, 2014

Meet local undergraduate and law alumni and admitted students, and enjoy the evening with Professor of Law and Director of the International Environmental Law Project, Chris Wold. Enjoy drinks and a talk about efforts by the International Environmental Law Project to end the illegal ivory trade in Africa.

Thursday, April 10, 6 p.m.

Reception and presentation
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Chris Wold on Will Legalizing the Ivory Trade Save the African Elephant or Drive It Closer to Extinction?

Event Registration

The cost of the event is $10, which includes drinks and hors d’ouevres. Please click here to register. Call our office main line at 503.768.7950 if you encounter any problems with the online registration or have any questions.

More on the Speaker

Chris Wold directs the law school’s International Environmental Law Project, which provides students with practical experience in international environmental law, and teaches several international environmental law courses. Before coming to the law school, he was a staff attorney with the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), where he focused on international wildlife law issues and international financial institutions. He has traveled to Australia, Japan, Kenya, and Zimbabwe to participate in Meetings of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the International Whaling Commission (IWC). He has participated as the legal advisor to the United Kingdom at the IWC and has also worked with the Ministries of Environment in Bulgaria and Ukraine. He remains “Of Counsel” with CIEL and also consults with the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide-U.S. (E-LAW) to provide legal advice and assistance to a network of more than 150 public interest lawyers and scientists from 50 countries who are working to strengthen domestic environmental law. He frequently travels to Brazil and other countries to work with environmental lawyers and to advise governments on implementation of international environmental law. He won the Bernard F. O’Rourke Award in 1990 for outstanding student writing on a natural resources topic.