Matt Porterfield, the Harrison Institute's deputy director, is a contributing author of Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century. The book's 13 coauthors are a virtual global coalition that aims to change the terms of debate on the future of international investment treaties. After a long planning process, they completed their work in a "booksprint" -- an intensive week of writing collaboratively. The book's publisher is the Columbia University Center for Sustainable Investment (see title for link).
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Sara Hoverter, staff attorney at the Harrison Institute, contributed the chapter on adapting to heat in Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law. The book is the first comprehensive treatment of interactions between climate change, public health law, and environmental law. Written for policymakers and professionals in public health and environmental law, the book is edited by Michael Burger and Justin Gundlach, both at Columbia University, and published by Oxford University Press (see title for link).
The Food Law Leadership Summit will convene law students from around the country who share a passion for creating an equitable, transparent, healthy, and sustainable food system. Co-sponsors include the Harrison Institute (GULC), the O'Neill Institute (GULC), and the Food Law and Policy Clinic (Harvard), with support from the National Food Law Student Network. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until January 31 (see title for link).
Members of Congress and leaders of labor unions explored the future of organized labor in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Cosponsors included the Harrison Institute, the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, the Albert Shanker Institute, and the Century Foundation.