The Islands and Small States Institute to host Fulbright U.S. Scholar Prof. Rebecca Hamilton

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During the 2023-2024 academic year, the Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI) of the University of Malta will be hosting Prof. Rebecca Hamilton, professor of law at the American University Washington College of Law, who has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Scholarship Board.

Prof. Hamilton will research and teach International Law, working with graduate students from small island developing states from the Pacific, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean. As Professor Hamilton explains, there is a growing need to prepare students for the climate dimension in all areas of law. In her research titled ‘Digital Life and Climate Survival’, Professor Hamilton explores the growing conflicts between the technology industry, which aims to reduce the importance of physical location, and climate activists who emphasise the significance of specific places.

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Newspoint, University of Malta