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 put together a special
Series in conjunction with a display on EMB's life and work, and an
extensive volume of essays in her honour.
The COMMEMORATIVE VOLUME OF ESSAYS has now
by Brill Nijhoff. The
Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development - Essays in Honour
of Elisabeth Mann Borgese
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
since then. For publication information, check the
Brill web page for the book.
In celebration of this volume, a
Public Panel Discussion and
Book Launch took place on 1st
4.00-5.30 at University
Hall, Macdonald Building, Dalhousie University. Moderated by CBC
Withers, the panel consisted of:
Tony Charles, Environmental Science Department, Saint Mary’s
Lucia Fanning, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University;
David VanderZwaag, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University;
Wendy Watson-Wright, Ocean Frontier Institute; and Boris Worm, Biology
Department, Dalhousie University. Watch a video recording of
the event here.
The LECTURE SERIES took
place at Dalhousie
University in Halifax as
IOI-Canada acknowledges the
collaboration of the High Seas Alliance, WWF-Canada, OFI and the
College of Sustainability on
individual lectures in this series.
- 8th June: Peace and Equity in
Governance - Possibility or Pipe Dream?
with Vice-Admiral (ret'd) Glenn V. Davidson,
former Ambassador of Canada to Syria and Afghanistan, Dr
Susanna Fuller, High Seas Alliance and Senior Research
Fellow, IOI-Canada, Hugh Williamson, Adjunct
Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University and Senior Research
Fellow, IOI-Canada, and Moderator: Dr Wendy Watson Wright,
Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute.
- 21st September: Peaceful
Oceans? The Role of International Dispute Settlement in Ocean
Governance. with Dr Nele Matz-Luck,
Professor of Law and Director, Walther Schuking Institute for
International Law, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel,
Germany. See the lecture
- 4th October: Governing
Plastics: Between Action and Anarchy with Dr
University of Bremen, Germany and German Marine Research
Belgium, in collaboration with the ESS Lecture Series. For a
video recording of this lecture, go to:
The EMB DISPLAY was first exhibited on World Oceans
as part of the Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture. It was
available for viewing again at the subsequent lectures in the series
and will be put up again at future events, as appropriate.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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