Climate Change: Risks & Liability


Conference Schedule

8:40-9:00       Introductory Remarks

Willajeanne F. McLean, University of Connecticut School of Law, Interim   Dean & Professor of Law

Patricia A. McCoy, Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law & Director of Insurance Law Center

Sara C. Bronin, Associate Professor of Law, Program Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Law 

9:00-9:45       Morning Keynote

Michael B. Gerrard, Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Director of the Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

 10:00-11:15       Climate Change Litigation and Insurance, from Kivalina to AES v. Steadfast


Kurt Strasser, Phillip I. Blumberg Professor of Law


Rex Heinke, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

William F. Stewart, Partner, Stewart Bernstiel Rebar

 Laura A. Foggan, Attorney at Law, Wiley Rein LLP

11:15 - 12:00      Climate Change Science, Foundations and Frontiers


Joseph A. MacDougald, Professor in Residence, Executive Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Law


Anji Seth, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law.

 12:00-1:30       Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

John H. Fitzpatrick, Secretary General, The Geneva Association

 1:30-3:00        Federal International Responses


Peter Kochenberger, Executive Director, Insurance Law Center and Associate Clinical Professor of Law


Dr. Richard Murray, Special Advisor to the Geneva Association on Liability and Legal Matters

Mr. Butch Bacani, Program Leader, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative

François Robert Ewald, Professor of Insurance at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris) and Director of the Ecole Nationale d’Assurances (Paris)

Mr. David Snyder, Vice President for International Policy, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America