Nilmini Silva-Send

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Assistant Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, USD

Dr. Silva-Send is the Assistant Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Law. She leads the urban climate action planning projects based on technical analysis and greenhouse gas and energy mitigation policy development involving collaborations across cities and agencies. Her teaching focuses on the international regulation of energy investment, dispute resolution, and linkages between national energy policies, trade law and climate change. Other classes she teaches are International Environmental Law, European energy and environmental law, World Trade Organization law and Law of the Sea. She has spoken at energy workshops in Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the Asian Development Bank, Manila, and before her university career, worked in due diligence environmental consulting in California and Europe. Dr. Silva-Send has a B.S. in Chemistry, an LLB (law), and a PhD in International Environmental Law.