Who We Are
Jeni Krencicki Barcelos
FOUNDER & CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jeni Krencicki Barcelos most recently served as a Gates Public Service Law Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law, where she focused on the intersection of climate change and human rights law. While in law school, Jeni co-organized the Three Degrees Conference on the Law of Climate Change and Human Rights in May 2009, and co-founded the Three Degrees Project at the University of Washington School of Law, of which she now shares the role of Executive Director. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she co-developed and taught Yale’s first graduate course on Environmental Security. Jeni helped design and coordinate the founding of the Progressive Ideas Network – a national alliance of multi-issue think tanks and advocacy organizations. Jeni’s more recent work includes advising Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based think tank, about legal and policy recommendations for states to use in implementing more just climate policies to low-income families. She has been volunteering her time with The Climate Project since 2006, assisting in the dissemination of Al Gore’s global educational campaign on climate change. Jeni is also an editor of “Climate Change: A Reader,” an academic text forthcoming from Carolina Academic Press.
FOUNDER & CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jen Marlow graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2010 and is a member of the Washington State Bar. Jen co-organized the Three Degrees Conference on the Law of Climate Change and Human Rights, and co-founded the Three Degrees Project on climate justice at UW Law School in 2009, serving as an inaugural fellow to the project. Jen graduated from Middlebury College in 2002, where she studied environmental studies and literature with John Elder and Bill McKibben. After graduating, Jen worked as an editor at award-winning Orion magazine, and then as the communications associate for the Portland–based think tank Ecotrust (and authored a column in Edible Portland). Jen also co-founded the Next Generation Leadership Retreat at The Center for Whole Communities to provide leadership opportunities for emerging environmental and social justice leaders. During law school, Jen advised the Washington Environmental Council and Sightline Institute on legal barriers to developing fair climate policies for Washington state, interned for the Berman Environmental Law Clinic, and externed for the Honorable John C. Coughenour.
Brandon Derman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington (UW), where his NSF-supported dissertation research examines civil society and governmental roles and interactions as aspects of climate change policy and governance at the UNFCCC, in the EU, and in the US. He has taught at UW in the geography department, the Law, Societies and Justice program, and for the Three Degrees Project. Brandon holds a bachelors degree with honors from the University of Michigan, and an MA in geography from Hunter College CUNY, where his thesis, a multi-criteria GIS decision analysis tool for transportation planning, won the College’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis award.
Advisory board members
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, and Tamaki Endowed Chair, University of Washington
Associate Professor in Philosophy and the Program on Values in Society, University of Washington
Michael (Mickey) Glantz
Director, Consortium for Capacity Building
Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington
William H. Rodgers, Jr.
Stimson Bullitt Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
James Gustave Speth
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean Emeritus, Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
Executive Director and Assistant Dean for Public Service, William H. Gates Public Service Law Program, University of Washington School of Law
Art Wolfe, Inc.
Center for Whole Communities
Consortium for Capacity Building, University of Colorado at Boulder
Face the Change, University of California at Berkeley
Facing Climate Change
Gates Public Service Law Program
Island Climate Adaptation Research Center, University of HawaiiRe-Locate Project
Re-Vision LabsSeattle Art MuseumUnited Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Bergen OfficeUniversity of Washington Center on Human RightsUniversity of Washington School of LawWorldchanging.org
- Jennifer Marlow & Jennifer Krencicki Barcelos, Global Warring and the Permanent Dry: How Heat Threatens Human Security in a Warmer World, 1Seattle J. Envtl. L. 19-55 (2011), available at http://www.sjel.org/images/pdf/2011/Marlow-Barcelos-Global-Warring.pdf.
- Jennifer K. Barcelos, Gregory A. Hicks, & Jennifer Marlow, The Three Degrees Conference: One Year Later, 85 Wash. L. Rev. 193 (2010), available at http://threedegreeswarmer.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Introduction1.pdf.
- Lara C. Whitely Binder et. al, Preparing for Climate Change in Washington State, 102 Climatic Change 373 (2010), available at http://cses.washington.edu/db/pdf/wacciach11adapt654.pdf.
- Jennifer Marlow & Dahvi Wilson, Three Degrees, 5 Whole Thinking Journal (Winter 2009–2010).
- Jennifer Marlow & Jennifer K. Barcelos, Does Cap and Dividend Policy Violate Washington State Constitution’s Prohibition on the Gift of Public Funds? Sightline Institute, 2008.
- Climate Change: A Reader. William H. Rodgers, Jr., Jeni Barcelos, Anna T. Moritz, Michael Robinson-Dorn. Forthcoming, Carolina Academic Press
- UW Law Students Take Climate Justice to Stanford, Europe - UW Law Press Release
- UW Law Students Present at International Climate Change Conference – UW Law Press Release
- Connecting polar bears to people – Real Change
- Think of the children, or think of your ski trip: Two ways to tell the climate story - Grist
- Using Human Rights Law to Address Climate Change – Worldchanging.org
- Can human rights be the climate movement’s moral guide? – Grist
- Conference examines human-rights side of climate change – The Daily
- UW School of Law Conference Addresses Climate Change and Human Rights – UW Law Press Release