University of Hawaii’s Maxine Burkett to Speak on ‘The Nation Ex-Situ’ on Feb. 19

Maxine Burkett
Maxine Burkett

Maxine Burkett, associate professor of law, University of Hawaii, will present a lecture titled “The Nation Ex-Situ: On Climate Change, Deterritorialized Nationhood, and the Post-Climate Era” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Room 253, EAB.

Rising ocean levels due to climate change threaten the very existence of island nation-states like Antigua, the Maldives, and Tuvalu. What will happen to these countries and their citizens when their physical territories become uninhabitable? Professor Burkett argues that statehood and international law should evolve to accommodate a new category of international actors: the Nation Ex-Situ.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies, Sustainability Studies Committee, Center for Ethics, and Philosophy Department.

For more information, contact Professor Karla Armbruster,