Trade versus the Environment: Strategic Settlement from a Systems Engineering Perspective
Dr. Hipel’s presentation will describe a Systems Engineering approach to conflict resolution to clearly identify the ubiquitous conflict taking place at local, national and global levels, between basic values underlying trading agreements and principles providing the foundations for environmental stewardship, and to suggest solutions as to how disputes can be responsibly resolved. Subsequent to outlining the current situation involving free trade among nations and associated environmental problems, Dr. Hipel will provide examples of positions taken by both sides and describe the full resolution in chronic disputes.
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Dr. Keith W. Hipel is a University Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and Vice President of the Academy of Sciences, which is part of Royal Society of Canada. He is co-author of four books, nine edited volumes, and almost 200 journal articles. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, (FRSC), Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), and Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (FIEEE).