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U.S.-China Partnership Receives Grant to Promote Environmental, Public Health

January 27, 2012

Vermont Law School's U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law, in collaboration with Sweden's Faculty of Law at Uppsala University, recently received a $40,000 grant to fund a joint conference with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, in September.

The grant from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research will support a two-day workshop titled "Comparative Environmental and Public Health Law, Regulations, and Remedies."Image of Jason Czarnezki

The workshop will identify crucial research topics in the field of environmental and health protection law and foster academic discussion on the relationship between environmental law and the quality of public health, said Professor Jason Czarnezki, faculty director of the U.S.-China Partnership.

The workshop is designed to expand Swedish higher learning institutions' connections with Chinese universities by facilitating scholarly discourse among legal experts in environmental and public health fields from Sweden, the United States and China. The workshop also will enhance long-term cooperation in research, innovation and education with Chinese counterparts.

The workshop will bring together 20 to 30 international and Chinese professors whose primary research areas are environmental and public health policy. The workshop also will offer a space in which to exchange ideas and develop future collaborate research projects. Papers resulting from this collaboration may be published in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Nordic Environmental Law Journal and the environmental law journal of Sun Yat-sen University.

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