A New Federal Consultation Process with Indigenous Communities: Live ABA Dispute Resolution Section Webinar

Link: https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/dispute_resolution/2022-spring-conference/2022-spring-conference-brochure.pdf

Monday, April 25, 2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Given how the failure to adequately consult Indigenous communities on energy and natural resource extraction projects foments social conflict and human rights abuses, this program provides best practices on consultation from throughout the world, focusing on potential opportunities for mediators and facilitators should President Biden succeed in creating an effective Federal consultation mechanism

Presented By:

John Bickerman, Principal, Bickerman Dispute Resolution, LLC

Stephanie Lucero, Senior Program Manager, John S. McCain III, National Center for Environmental Conflict

Lauren van Schilfgaarde, Director, Tribal Legal Development Clinic, UCLA School of Law

Moderated By:

Thomas Andrew O'Keefe, President, Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd.

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MACLAS 2022: Privilege, Power, and Pedagogy

Link: http://www.maclas.org/maclas-2022

Friday, March 18, 2022: 10 AM to 12 noon

PANEL 3: Imperial Power, Indigenous Rights & Global Engagement

Social Science Building (SSB) 223, The College of New Jersey
Trenton, N.J.

Chair: Prof. Brian Potter (The College of New Jersey)

From Sixteenth Century Spanish Borderlands to the Contemporary Struggle for
Tribal Reinstatement of the Apalachee Nation
Dr. Kim Borchard (Randolph-Macon College)

Push and Pull: Guatemalan Hydrocarbon Development and U.S.-Guatemalan
Relations, 1916-1983
Mr. Richard Balzano (University of Reading)

Social Support for Foreign-Backed State Capacity Building in Guatemala 2000-2020
Prof. Brian Potter (The College of New Jersey)

Using Corporate Social Responsibility to Ensure Adequate Consultation with
Indigenous Peoples
Prof. Thomas O'Keefe (Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd. & Stanford University)

03/18/22. 07:10:00 pm. Categories: Uncategorized , Leave a comment »

WEBINAR: Las Posibilidades de Cooperación entre Latinoamérica y los EE.UU. para Afrontar el Cambio Climático

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTxflzuh0nw

Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho, Cultura y Ambiente

Dr. Thomas O'Keefe (USA)

Profesor de Stanford University

Presidente de Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd.

Entrevistado por Dra. Claudia F. Valls

23 de Junio de 2021 * Miércoles * 17 Horas (Arg.) * 13 Horas (Cal. USA)

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WEBINAR: Reaping What You Sow: The Central American Refugee Caravans at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYJy55anoq0

Caravans at the Border

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 6:00 p.m Pacific Coast Time

The program is co-sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church’s Latino Outreach Visioning, and Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon

Program description: How the long and troubled history of U.S. 1) military and covert interventions in Central America, 2) failed U.S. economic assistance, and 3) climate change policies are responsible for the waves of desperate people currently fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. We will explore why the United States has a legal and moral responsibility to admit them as refugees.

Presentation followed by Q&A

Presenter: Thomas Andrew O'Keefe

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WEBINAR: Prior Consultation with Indigenous Communities Impacted by Natural Resource and Energy Investment Projects

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AOFpQhuVS7HnpTqM1yspmaXVsgiaxfrJ/view

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:00pm ET – 1:30pm ET


Estuardo Asturias, In-House Counsel, Mayaniquel S.A., Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Haydee Dijkstal, Barrister, 33 Bedford Row Chambers, London, U.K.
Gabriela Roca, Qil+4 Abogados, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Sharon G.K. Singh, Bennett Jones, Vancouver, Canada

Chair & Moderator

Thomas Andrew O’Keefe, President, Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd., New York, NY

Sponsored by the ABA International Law Section, International Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Co-Sponsored by the ABA International Law Section, International Human Rights Committee, Latin America & Caribbean Committee, International Environmental Law Committee, and International Investment & Development Committee

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