March 8, 2018: Uneven Footprints: Class and Geographies of Carbon Responsibility

Dr. Matthew Huber, Department of Geography, Syracuse University had a presentation on carbon responsibility. Who wrecked the climate? We are normally told that climate responsibility is diffuse. Particularly in the Global North it is “all of us” with our high carbon footprints and affluent lifestyles. In this talk, he used theories of social class to critique this narrative and argue that climate responsibility is actually quite concentrated among the small minority of people who own, control and profit from production. He suggests this class approach to climate politics yields dramatically different policy recommendations for how to address the crisis of climate change.

Dr. Matthew Huber during his presentation.

May 2017: State Department Trade Delegation from Central Asia

CTED and the Law School welcomed a State Department trade delegation made up of business and government leaders from six central Asian countries to discuss trade and development issues.

Round-table panel discussion at the Law School.

April 24, 2017: Community Talk on Trade

Dr. Abigail Cooke spoke to community members in Buffalo as part of an International Institute speaker series called "The Truth about Trade, Jobs and Politics."

Abigail Cook stands in front of a projected image of a graph before a crowd of seated people.

November 5, 2016: TPP Symposium

The Canada-U.S. Trade Center organized a symposium on November 5th, 2016, sponsored by The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, University at Buffalo’s Geography Department, Asian Studies Program, and The Nila T. Gnamm Research Fund to discuss the governmental, academic, and legal implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Read the full event summary here.

Audience members take notes during a TPP symposium presentation.

April 22, 2016: Geography Dept. Colloquium Series

Graduate students presented their research findings during a student symposium on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Exploring the implications for public health, food systems, investment, and labor.

Graduate students after their presentations.

April 5, 2016: Lunch with Robert Manogue

Robert Manogue, the Director of the Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs for the State Department, came to UB to talk with students about trade negotiations and career opportunities.

image of Robert Manogue, Director of Bilateral Trade, US State Department