Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao

Interdisciplinary Legal Scholar

Elaine specializes in transboundary conservation areas, conflict, and environmental peacebuilding. Her research integrates critical legal geography and political ecology with security, peace and conflict studies in the context of conservation and protected areas.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 the Small Island Developing State of the Union of Comoros at the UN in climate change issues, received a Fulbright to Uganda (2010-2011) and currently, is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES). Elaine holds a JD and LLM in International and Environmental Law from Pace Law School,She is also an Honorary Member of the ICCA Consortium, Co-Chairs the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)and is a member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association.