Animal Welfare/Factory Farming and Climate Change: Private Governance and Attitudes Toward Public Regulation

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/16/18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location
Hardin Hall

Hosted by
Buffett Institute


Animal Welfare/Factory Farming and Climate Change: Private Governance and Attitudes Toward Public Regulation

Buffett Institute

Friday, November 16, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

This project, joint with Janice Nadler, explores how increasing activism by major corporations regarding contested political issues such as factory farming and climate change may or may not influence public attitudes toward public regulation and hence the likelihood of new public regulation. In particular, we are interested in whether private governance has different effects on audiences depending on their political self-identification (liberal, conservative).

David Dana is a leading scholar in the fields of environmental law, property, land use, and professional responsibility. Before becoming a professor, he was a litigator in both the private (Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering) and public (U.S. Department of Justice) sectors. He taught at Boston University before joining Northwestern and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Virginia as well several foreign universities. His work on the Takings Clause has been very widely cited, as has his writing on the ethics of aggregate legal representation.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

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