Professor Powers addresses UN General Assembly

Professor Ann Powers addressed the 68th Session of United Nations General Assembly, speaking on the topic, “Oceans and the Law of the Sea.” A faculty member with Pace Law School’s Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Professor Powers spoke as a representative of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

 “As the high seas and seabed area comprise nearly 50 percent of the planet, it is critical that civil society have a voice in ensuring that the interests of both State and non-State actors are heard,” said Professor Powers in the statement that she read.

To view a video of Professor Powers’ testimony, click here.

Professor Powers serves as a scholar with the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. She is an Associate Professor at Pace Law School where her courses include “Environmental Law Survey” and “International Environmental Law.” She also authored the book “Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases and Materials on Water Pollution Control” with Jeffrey Miller and Nancy Long Elder.

Prior to joining the Pace Law School faculty, Professor Powers served as General Counsel for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and as a trial attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.