MIIS Lecture: A Brief History of the World (and Ocean) Public Trust
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Middlebury Institute of International Studies presents a free lecture by Dr. Mike Orbach entitled A Brief History of the World (and Ocean) Public Trust on Tuesday, September 3, at 6pm in Room 102 in the McGowan Building on the campus of MIIS.
In its time on the planet earth, humankind has gradually divided up the earth’s surface and atmosphere from common to private property, and from private property to common property. This history is examined, with particular reference to the ocean and current ocean policy challenges.
Mike Orbach is Professor Emeritus of Marine Affairs and Policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He has worked as Social Anthropologist and Social Science Advisor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Associate Director of the Center for Coastal Marine Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz; and Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Carolina University. He joined the Duke Marine Laboratory in 1993, and was Director of the Marine Laboratory from 1998 to 2006 and Director of the Coastal Environmental Management Program from 1993 to 2014.