On Tuesday at 6pm, we will kick off an ambitious evening of conversations on the future of nation-state sovereignty. We welcome Michael Gerrard Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, for a live interview discussing “drowning” nations and climate change law. The list of whole countries at risk from sea-level rise is both extraordinary and growing, from the Marshall Islands to the Maldives, posing a series of unanswered questions about migration, citizenship, geopolitical power, and even the very definition of a state. As a 2010 article on ClimateWire asks, citing Gerrard’s work, “If a Country Sinks Beneath the Sea, Is It Still a Country?”
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
Time: 6:00 – 6:45PM on Tuesday, May 8
Location: Studio-X NYC, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610 (see map)