Parenting the Planet

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 6:00pm
Speaker Information: 
Sarah A. Krakoff; University of Colorado Law School

Please join the Yale Climate & Energy Institute (YCEI) and the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) on Thursday, April 18, for a conversation with Sarah A. Krakoff, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law. She will be discussing her forthcoming bookParenting the Planet, which examines the different stages of the human relationship to nature .

The talk, co-sponsored by YCELP and YCEI, is part of a spring speaker series entitled The Climate and Energy Bookshelf featuring new and forthcoming publications by renowned climate and energy scholars including Andrew Guzman, Daniel Yergin, and Jedediah Purdy

Sarah Krakoff teaches and writes in the areas of American Indian law and natural resources law. Her publications include “American Indian Law: Cases and Commentary,” (with Robert Anderson, Bethany Berger and Phil Frickey), “Tribes, Land and Environment,” (co-edited with Ezra Rosser) and numerous articles and book chapters. Her article examining the effects of federal law on the Navajo Nation’s exercise of sovereignty, “A Narrative of Sovereignty: Illuminating the Paradox of the Domestic Dependent Nation,” received the Jules Millstein Faculty Writing Award at the University of Colorado Law School in 2006 and has been cited in several federal district court opinions. Professor Krakoff has also written about environmental ethics, public lands, and global warming. Her current projects include a book (currently titled “Parenting the Planet,”) about the different stages of the human relationship to nature. When Professor Krakoff first came to the Law School, she was the Director of the American Indian Law Clinic, supervising students in a range of federal Indian and tribal law matters. She succeeded in securing permanent University funding for the Clinic before moving to non-clinical teaching in 1999. Before coming to Colorado, Professor Krakoff was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work on the Navajo Nation as Director of the Youth Law Project for DNA-People’s Legal Services. Professor Krakoff clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Warren J. Ferguson from 1992-93, and received her J.D. from Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley, in 1991 and her B.A. from Yale University in 1986.

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