[Sust-mar] Consultation on Genetics and New biotechnologies
rogerdavies at eastlink.ca
Tue May 27 07:52:39 EDT 2008
On June 5, Anne Mitchell will be discussing the Consultation on
Genetics and New biotechnologies put on by the World Council of
Churches in South Africa this past winter. There will be a
discussion to follow. Halifax North Memorial Public Library, 2285
Gottingen St., 7-8:45PM.
Anne Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for
Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP), an independent, not-for-profit
professional research and educational institute committed to
environmental law and policy analysis and reform. Founded in 1970,
CIELAP provides leadership in the research and development of
environmental law and policy that promotes the public interest and
sustainability. Current research areas at CIELAP include
biotechnologies; nanotechnology; waste; and water.
Before joining CIELAP in 1992, Anne was a founder and Executive
Director of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern
Africa (Canada). Her work at IDAFSA was to raise funds for the
legal defence of political prisoners and their families in South
Africa, and to raise awareness in Canada about apartheid and the need
to dismantle it.
Anne has also worked in southern Africa in a rural community; on
development education issues in Canada; as a group counselor in a
juvenile delinquency institution in Quebec; and as a high school
teacher in Scotland.
As well, Anne is a member of various committees and working groups.
These range from the Public Advisory Panel of the Canadian Plastics
Industry to the global economic justice program committee of KAIROS.
She is a past member of the Steering Committee of the Canadian
Environmental Network and the Governing Board of the Canadian Council
of Churches. She is currently a board member of the Quaker Institute
for the Future and is incoming clerk of the Canadian Yearly Meeting
of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Anne was a delegate at the recent global consultation on genetics and
new biotechnologies in South Africa, convened by the World Council of
Anne has a Master of Arts degree (International Affairs) from
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