Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (2003, Law) elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada
This month, Exeter Alumna Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (2003, Law) was elected to a prestigious senior Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – Academy of Social Sciences. The RSC is Canada’s National Academy and exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment in English and French, to recognise academic and artistic excellence, and to advise governments, non-governmental organisations and Canadians on matters of public interest. Fellows are elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC for career achievement is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences in Canada.
Professor Cordonier Segger is currently the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge and Full Professor of International Law for the University of Waterloo. She is a pioneering scholar and renowned jurist in sustainable development law and governance, advancing innovating responses to climate change, biodiversity protection, natural resources management, indigenous rights, intergenerational justice and other global sustainability challenges. Cordonier Segger’s ground-breaking scholarly publications include the textbook Sustainable Development Law (Oxford University Press); Athena’s Treaties (Oxford University Press); Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (Wolters Kluwer); Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals (Routledge) and the influential Treaty Implementation for Sustainable Development series (Cambridge University Press). She serves on the International Law Association, the World Future Council and the IUCN World Commission of Environmental Law, on the boards of leading companies, foundations and law journals, and on the juries of several academic councils and scholarships.
“The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to welcome this outstanding cohort of artists, scholars and scientists. These individuals are recognised for their exceptional contributions to their respective disciplines and are a real credit to Canada,” said RSC President Jeremy McNeil.
Professor Cordonier Segger responded to news of the honour, stating “This is an incredible honour to be recognised and welcomed into this community of leading scholars. I am deeply grateful to my brilliant colleagues, globally, for our decades of inspiring research, innovation, knowledge and awareness-raising collaborations that have advanced our field so profoundly, as well as to my family for their encouragement and support.”