Two New Issues of the Global Leadership Dialogues featuring John Scanlon and Lorraine Elliott
June 11, 2015  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

The Global Leadership Dialogues series produced two new issues, featuring Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora, John Scanlon and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), Lorraine Elliott.

Scanlon_FinalJohn Scanlon entered office as Secretary-General of CITES in 2010. Internationally, Scanlon has served as head of the law program at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), director of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, strategic advisor for the World Commission on Dams, and remains a member of the IUCN World Commissions on Environmental Law. In 2007, Scanlon joined the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a principal advisor and as a team leader of the Strategic Implementation Team where he led the development of the Medium-Term Strategy, a reform framework for UNEP.

In this interview, Scanlon explores the path that led him to become an advocate for wild fauna and flora, discusses CITES as an international institutions, and provides advice on pursuing a career in environmental policy and being an effective leader. To read his interview, click here.

 Elliott_FinalLorraine Elliott is professor of international relations in the Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU), an ANU Public Policy Fellow, and an associate for the Climate and Environment Governance Network (CEGNET) at ANU. She is also affiliated faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Elliott has conducted research on global environmental governance and regional environmental governance in Southeast Asia, climate security and human security in the Asia Pacific, and transnational environmental crime.

In her interview, Elliott explores the challenges of the science-policy interface, the United Nations at 70, the upcoming selection of the new Secretary-General of the UN, and provides advice for students gearing up to start their careers in the dynamic field of global governance and human security. To read her interview, click here.

About the Author :

Jacey Taft graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston in August 2014. She is currently working as a research assistant for the Center for Governance and Sustainability.

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