Myanna is well versed and to the point. Besides teaching law, presenting at conferences, and writing detailed law journal articles, she also hosts two podcasts! Also, in connection with the election, she has also been interviewed on podcasts.
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Myanna Dellinger is on the 2020 election ballot for a spot on the LA County Superior Court as a judge. From what it cost to be on the ballot, to explaining the levels of powers Judges are granted Myanna takes us through the whole spectrum needed to inform our vote. Myanna also speaks on the others running for the same spot as a judge and the holes in their claims. This is also the first episode with a Law professor who breaks down her own views on a career in Law. If either a career in law or having a more informed voting stance -- this is the blueprint for you.
Much mystery has surrounded the election of judges in LA County for years. A candidate herself, professor and Fulbright Scholar in climate change law and policy, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the real workings of how judges are elected in California. The truth matters! Myanna will also give a pitch for her own run as the non-Establishment, non-prosecutorial candidate.
Did you ever need a lawyer, but couldn't afford one? This problem, known as access to justice (or lack thereof), is becoming more and more acute for more and more people.
Benjamin Barton and Stephonos Bibas have published a book titled "Rebooting Justice: More Technology, Fewer Lawyers, and the Future of Law" which offers a solution to that problem.
Listen to my interview with Benjamin Barton on how to potentially solve the access to justice problem.
Attorney and activist Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment discusses a pioneering new legal strategy to fight growing pollution problems, including drinking water contamination, air pollution, deforestation and climate change, by adopting constitutional green amendments that guarantee a safe and healthy environment.
Van Rossum is also the leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, an organization that has successfully stalled fracking and pipeline development in the Northeast. The DRN initiated For the Generations, a project that provides a guide to creating an environmental rights amendment in every US state.
This veteran environmentalist used the constitution in Pennsylvania to take on and beat big fossil fuel industries, and how these amendments could change the legal landscape to crises such as Flint, Keystone, ad beyond.
Van Rossum believes that environmental rights are a fundamental human right, just like free speech and the right to private property.
Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Christine Harada, the former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration. Ms. Harada is currently working with the XPRIZE Foundation as a Bold Innovator, developing the next XPRIZE for Clean Air. Christine is also a Senior Fellow with the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator, where she helps build out the cleantech economy in Los Angeles, CA.
Christine explains what her duties were under the Obama Administration, and how those duties are (hopefully) being carried out under the Trump Administration.
This episode was recorded at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
In this epispode, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews David R. Montgomery, a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is author of The Hidden Half of Nature and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, as well as other award-winning popular science books. He lives in Seattle with his wife, author and biologist Anne Biklé, and Loki, their guide-dog dropout.
What if there was a relatively simple, cost-effective way to help feed the world, reduce pollution, pull carbon from the atmosphere, protect biodiversity, and make farmers money to boot? Listen to hear how!
In this podcast hosted by Professor Myanna Dellinger, Dr. Stefan Schäfer presents his view on the pros and cons of the ever-controversial, but, in his view, also promising aspects of climate geoengineering.
Dr. Stefan Schäfer is a political scientist interested in the history, philosophy and politics of science and technology. He leads a research group on climate engineering at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and is Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford. He was a guest researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) from 2009-2012 and a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Global Governance Futures program in 2014-2015. He is a contributing author to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, lead author of the European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (EuTRACE) report, and chair of the Steering Committee of the Climate Engineering Conference (CEC) series. He holds a doctorate in political science from Freie Universität Berlin. See his profile at http://www.iass-potsdam.de/en/people/stefan-schaefer.
Super Smart Energy Grids
Armin Haas is a senior researcher in the Systemic Risk project of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam (IASS), and leads the IASS activities within the EU Horizon 2020 projects Dolfins and Green-Win. Moreover, he leads the research line Integrated Risk Governance of the Global Climate Forum (GCF). At IASS his main research foci concern the economic, ecological and social sustainability of the financial system, and innovative contributions to the management and governance of systemic risks. At GCF, his research focuses on innovative approaches for the management of large-scale complex uncertainties. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Before joining IASS, he worked as senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and headed the research group Bayesian Risk Management. Together with colleagues from PIK and IIASA, he conceived the SuperSmart Grid.
Water Resources Management
Dr. Falk Schmidt studied at Free University Berlin Philosophy, Business and Law. He got his PhD in Political Sciences, focusing on global freshwater governance. In the past 15 years, he has been working both in academia and the public sector, in Germany and with the United Nations. He joined the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in 2010 and is currently the leader of an initiative that brings together science, policy and society for the implementation of the sustainable development goals in and by Germany.
In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger interviews Craig Morris on his experience and views regarding how the German energy sector transitioned from fossil fuels to modern energy sources through grass-roots movements. The lessons learned have been adopted by other other countries and maybe there is hope of using this model for an energy transition in more stubborn countries such as the United States.
Craig Morris (@PPchef) is currently a Senior Fellow at the IASS. Coauthored with Arne Jungjohann, his book Energy Democracy is the first history of Germany’s energy transition, the Energiewende. He has served as technical editor of IRENA’s REmap and of Greenpeace’s Energy (R)evolution. In 2008, he cofounded Berlin’s PV Magazine; in 2010, Renewables International. In 2012, he became lead author of EnergyTransition.de. In 2014, he won the International Association of Energy Economists’ prize for energy journalism.