EMB @ 100:
Marking the Centenary
2018 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Elisabeth Mann Borgese
(1918-2002). Although she would definitely not want to be deified(!),
vision, legacy and international cadre of Ocean Mafia continue to have
important influence on
the world's ocean and deserve to be marked and celebrated. And while
she would probably be pleased just to be toasted with a
commemorative glass of
her beloved scotch or remembered over some Niederegger marzipan,
IOI-Canada has been putting together a special
Series in conjunction with a display on EMB's life and work, and an
extensive volume of essays in her honour.
lecture series is scheduled to take place in Halifax as
All welcome. Details available in the
lecture series announcement and more information will be
posted nearer the time.
The commemorative volume of essays is due to be published
by Brill Nijhoff later in the centenary year. The
Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development - Essays in Honour
of Elisabeth Mann Borgese
will feature contributions from over 80 specialists and practitioners
the field of ocean governance. It is based on themes
issues covered in IOI-Canada's interdisciplinary training
programme, which was set up by EMB in 1981 and has been held every year
For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
For details of other EMB centenary activities in the IOI network, check
out the Commemorative Activities section of
IOI HQ's website.
[O]ur generation can take some pride in having
matter how fumblingly and bunglingly,
to the making of the new order
for the seas and oceans,
to the opening of new ways of thinking about world order,
and to the hammering-out of a platform from which in the future,
a great many new initiatives can be launched.
Elisabeth Mann Borgese, 1987