Elizabeth Mendenhall: Sea levels rising

Elizabeth Mendenhall at TEDxURI 2018

Sea levels rising

Global sea level rise will cause significant practical challenges, but also create novel legal issues. Elizabeth Mendenhall discusses the practical and legal choices we are faced with, how they relate to each other, and what we should do.

Elizabeth Mendenhall

Assistant professor, URI

Dr. Mendenhall earned her Ph.D. in International Relations in 2017 and is now an assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island. She teaches International Ocean Governance in Marine Affairs, and has a joint appointment with Political Science. In 2011, she won a national college policy debate championship and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Women's Debate Institute. As a native Kansan, she actively chose the ocean as an area of interest and study, and came to the TEDx stage to share her ideas with a broader audience.