Robert R. M. Verchick will participate in the Cuba Hoy conference, a week-long event designed to promote cultural and business encounters betweens citizens of the United States and Cuba. He will present at the law and policy seminars on the issues of environment, energy, and disaster resilience. The seminars, which will take place at the University of Havana and other venues, will cover four broad areas of interest to lawyers, business people, and civic leaders: foreign investment, urban development, energy and the environment, and disaster resilience.
Professor Verchick currently holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans. He is also a Senior Fellow at Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, in the School of Social Work, and a Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform in Washington, D.C. Professor Verchick served in the Obama administration as Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 and 2010. He teaches in the areas of Environmental Law and Land Use, Disaster Law, and Climate Change.