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GLIN==> Register Now! Academic Symposium on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Governance (June 21-22)

Posted on behalf of Mike Donahue <mdonahue@glc.org> and Marcia Valiante

The Canada-United States Interuniversity Seminar (CUSIS):
Toward Environmental and Economic Sustainability in the Great Lakes-St.
Lawrence Basin


Sponsoring Institutions: University of Michigan, University of Windsor,
State University of New York-Buffalo, University of Waterloo, Consulate
General of Canada - Detroit

June 21-22, 2001
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of a consortium of U.S. and Canadian universities, we are pleased
to invite you to an upcoming symposium titled Toward Environmental and
Economic Sustainability in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin.

Set for June 21-22, 2001 on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor,
the symposium is the latest iteration of the Canada-United States
Interuniversity Seminar (CUSIS), a periodic gathering of U.S. and Canadian
academics (and other parties) with an interest in issues of binational
governance. CUSIS has had a remarkable impact since the initial event in
1970. Among others, it has helped shape the Great Lakes Water Quality
Agreement, and prompted development of the Ecosystem Charter for the Great
Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, which was coordinated by the Great Lakes
Commission. This upcoming CUSIS event will provide a much-needed forum for
assessing the current and prospective ability of governance arrangements to
meet the challenges of environmental and economic sustainability at the
transboundary level.

This is an ideal opportunity to engage in stimulating discussion and debate
with your colleagues. The event will also provide the basis for a series of
related, multi-year activities focusing on the governance aspects of
critically important policy issues of our day (e.g., water diversion/export,
aquatic nuisance species, land use, toxic contamination). A proceedings
document that summarizes outcomes and presents an agenda for research and
action will be prepared.

A preliminary program is attached for your review. Please mark your
calendars for this event, share the information with your colleagues,
complete and return the attached registration form, and make your hotel
reservations at the Campus Inn (1-800-666-8693). The requested deadline is
May 20.

This event is sponsored by the University of Michigan, University of
Windsor, State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of
Waterloo. Funding support has been generously provided by the Consulate
General of Canada - Detroit and logistical support is being provided by the
Great Lakes Commission.

We do hope to see you in Ann Arbor on June 21-22. Should you have questions,
please contact either of us via telephone or email, as noted below.


Michael J. Donahue, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan
President/CEO, Great Lakes Commission

Marcia A. Valiante
Associate Professor of Law
University of Windsor
519-253-4232 X 2963

Register now...space is limited!

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