- Tuesday 17 Sep 2019, 08:30 - 17:30
- Spoken Language
Gent University: Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4-6, 9000 Gent, Belgium
This seminar focuses on the topic of environmental crime and power. It intends to cover power from different angles such as the power of state agencies in regulating but also facilitating environmental crime, the role of (multinational) corporations in causing and preventing environmental crime, the connection between environmental and organized crime, but also the involvement of non-governmental organizations in preventing and controlling environmental crime.
The workshop is free of charge but registration is required, see below.
Lunch and refreshments are included.
Registration & morning coffee/tea
Kick-off: What is power?
Northumbria University (UK)
Keynote 1 – Staying in Power: Environmental Crime and Authoritarian Rule
University of Colorado Denver (US)
Roundtable 1 – How civil society actors experience interaction with the powerful
Moderator: Jenny Maher
Lydia de Leeuw
SOMO Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (Nthls)
Head of legal office, Greenpeace International (INT)
Programme Leader Companion Animals, Eurogroup (EU)
Keynote 2 – Mining in Guyana
York University (Can)
Roundtable 2 – How environmental regulators experience interaction with the powerful
Moderator: Lieselot Bisschop
Chief commissioner - Federal Belgian Police – Environment Unit (Bel)
(former) Prosecutor on environmental and white collar crime – vice chair of European Network of Environmental Prosecutors (Bel)
Department Head of Inspection & Enforcement, DCMR (Rotterdam environmental inspectorate) (Nthls)
Coffee, tea and refreshments
Keynote 3 – Bunker fraud, organizational crime & power
Maastricht University (Nthls)
Keynote 4 – Life course approaches to studying corporate environmental crime
VU Amsterdam (Nthls)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (Nthls)