MARCH 21-22, 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents Conference Speakers Welcome and Opening of the 43rd CUSLI Annual Conference Opening Lecture -Climate Change: The Facts Ambassadors' and Ministers' Roundtable--What are the Prospects for High-Level Coordination? Panel Discussion--Climate Change, Policy, and Law Greetings from Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Keynote Speaker -The Honorable John McKay Panel Discussion--Climate Change and Economy Panel Discussion--Regional Efforts on Climate Change CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

The Hon. James J. Blanchard

Partner and Chair Emeritus, Government Affairs Practice Group

Former Governor of Michigan

U.S. Representative

U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Governor James Blanchard joined DLA Piper upon the conclusion of his duties as United States ambassador to Canada in April 1996. In recognition of his outstanding performance as ambassador, Secretary of State Warren Christopher presented Governor Blanchard with the Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service in a ceremony at the Department of State, making him one of only a handful of ambassadors to receive this prestigious award. James was named ambassador to Canada in May 1993, after serving two terms as governor of Michigan (1983-1991) and four terms as a member of the United States Congress (1975-1983). In 1992, he chaired President Bill Clinton's successful campaign in Michigan. Governor Blanchard is also former chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and the National Democratic Platform Committee, as well as a former member of the National Governors Association's executive committee. Prior to his election to Congress, from 1969 to 1974 Governor Blanchard was assistant attorney general of Michigan.

Chios Carmody

Associate Professor, Western University Faculty of Law

Canadian National Director, Canada-United States Law Institute

Chi Carmody has taught at the University of Western Ontario Faculty Of Law since 1999, where he teaches courses in public international law, international trade law and international business transactions. He also serves as Canadian Director of the Canada-United States Law Institute. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center and an Emile Noel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for Regional and International Economic Law & Justice, NYU Law School. He received his LL.B. (Ottawa), LL.M. (Michigan), S.J.D. (Georgetown), and is a member of the Bars of Ontario and New York.

Joseph Comartin

Consul General of Canada in Detroit

As the Consul General of Canada in Detroit, Comartin is responsible for the States of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Comartin is a Canadian lawyer and politician. Comartin joined the New Democratic Party in 1969 and represented the party in the House of Commons of Canada from 2000 to 2015. A civil litigation lawyer based in Windsor, Ontario, Comartin enjoyed strong support from local union members when he ran for a seat in the House of Commons. He won the seat in the 2000 election. He was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011. He was the Opposition House Leader from October 18, 2011 to April 19, 2012.

Richard O. Cunningham

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Dick Cunningham has been recognized for more than 40 years as one of America's leading international trade lawyers. His practice includes the handling of antidumping and countervailing duty cases for both petitioning US industries and respondent exporters and governments, as well as advising corporate and governmental clients in trade negotiations and other trade policy matters. Dick also litigated some of the most significant WTO dispute settlement cases. Dick has helped numerous US and foreign companies develop and implement international trade strategies to overcome market access barriers, to use US and international trade laws to address competitiveness issues, to maximize the benefits of intellectual property rights and to obtain assistance (including relief from imports) in competing with international rivals.

Marc DeBlois

Senior Advisor,_Ministere de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques / Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against climate change

Co-Chair, Climate Change Steering Committee of the Coalition of the New

England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers

M. Marc DeBlois, a native of Quebec City, holds a Baccalaureate in Geography from Laval University and a Master's degree in Geography and Remote Sensing from the University of Sherbrooke. Marc worked for a forestry consulting firm for six years using his remote sensing expertise to help forest companies before joining Quebec's government. In 2000, he joined the Ministry of the Environment, Wildlife, and Parks, and although the Ministry has changed names over times, he has maintained a strong interest in climate change issues. Currently, M. DeBlois works in the Section for International and Canadian Relations. In this...

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