Elaine Hsiao, JD LLM
Elaine Hsiao is an interdisciplinary legal scholar, specializing in transboundary conservation areas, conflict, and environmental peace building. Her research integrates critical legal geography and political ecology with security, peace and conflict studies in the context of conservation. She has helped provide legal frameworks for transboundary parks for peace, developed a service-learning expedition in Parque Internacional La Amistad, co-directed/produced a documentary film for "Transcending Boundaries," consulted on cross-border protected areas publications and projects, and passed resolutions on the environment, peace and conflict at IUCN and WILD Congresses. She has represented a Small Island Developing State at the UN in climate change issues, received a Fulbright to Uganda (2010-2011) and sits on the Steering Committee of the World Commission on Protected Areas.
Currently, she is a Liu Scholar and PhD Candidate at UBC and a Fellow, Specializing in Protected Areas at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. Elaine holds a JD and LLM in International and Environmental Law from Pace Law School.