Professor of Government
Government And Legal Studies
Hubbard Hall - 301
Examines the political, legal, and institutional dimension of international efforts to protect the environment. Problems discussed include transboundary and marine pollution, maintaining biodiversity, and global climate change.
Examines the complex relationship between law and policy in international relations by focusing on two important and rapidly developing areas of international concern: environmental protection and humanitarian rights. Fulfills the environmental studies senior seminar requirement.
Mr. Springer teaches courses in international law and organization, international environmental policy, international humanitarian law, and United States foreign policy. His primary area of research is in the field of international environmental and marine law and policy. Mr. Springer is the author of The International Law of Pollution: Protecting the Global Environment in a World of Sovereign States, and his publications generally focus on issues of multilevel environmental governance, particularly in a North American context. His most recent publication, Cases of Conflict: Transboundary Disputes and the Development of International Environmental Law, will be released by the University of Toronto Press in the spring of 2016. Mr. Springer is presently completing a study of US-Canada environmental diplomacy.
This section offers some links that may be helpful to those interested in the issue of legal liability for oil spills. It will be of particular interest to students in Gov. 263 and may be helpful in writing Paper #2.
This section offers some links that may be helpful to those interested in peace process in Northern Ireland. It will be updated again for students in Gov. 103.
Conflict Archive on Internet : Northern Ireland
CNN Special Report - Healing an Ancient Rift: Northern Ireland's Path to Peace
CNN- The Price of Peace : Key Elements of the Peace Plan
Keith Fitzgerald , Northern Ireland Peace Plan Gives Both Sides Something to Cheer
Northern Ireland Website : The Good Friday Agreement, April 1998