Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law to Co-Sponsor Conference on Pesticide Use

04-09-2012

IRVINE, Calif.--The UCI Law Center for Land, Environment and Natural Resources is co-sponsoring “Pesticides: Domestic and International Perspectives from Science, Law & Governance” on April 12-13, 2012.

WHAT: The conference is part of the “Toward a Sustainable 21st Century” initiative at UC Irvine. The program will focus on controversial issues surrounding pesticide regulation and use, including impacts on public health, legal implications for industry and environmental law, and scientific approaches to address certain challenges. Domestic and international policy interventions that have been attempted in the past and should be considered in the future will be discussed. For details, please visit The Newkirk Center.

WHO: Other co-sponsors are The Newkirk Center for Science and Society, the Program in Public Health, and the School of Social Ecology.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Also, we will hold technical sessions on Friday, April 13, that focus on more detailed case studies and are geared toward those with a specific interest in the sciences. Two sessions on bee colony collapse will be included in the Friday program.

WHERE: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA, 92617. Directions and parking information

REGISTRATION: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP at newkirk@uci.edu or (949) 824-3119.

Attendance at individual sessions is welcome. CLE credit will be offered

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, assistant dean for communications and public affairs, rbossert@law.uci.edu, (949) 824-3063.

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