Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Oliver Houck

Professor - Law

Contact Info
ohouck@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Harvard University, English, 1960
  • J.D., Georgetown Law Center, 1967

Academic Experience

  • Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 1986-
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 1982-1986
  • Visiting Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 1981-1982

Research & Teaching Specializations: Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Cuba

Related Experience

  • Director, Environmental Law Program, Tulane University, 1986-
  • Vice President for Conservation and Education, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C., 1979-81
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., 1968-1971

Distinctions

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate School, Tulane University, 2002
  • Marks Research Award, Tulane University School of Law, 2001, 2002
  • Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award, Tulane University School of Law, 1987
  • Conservationist of the Year, Louisiana, 1985

Languages: Spanish; French

Selected Publications

  • 2009. Taking Back Eden. Island Publishers.
  • 2002. “Unfinished Stories.” Colorado Law Review.
  • 2002. “TMDLs V: Aftershock and Prelude.” Environmental Law Reporter.
  • 2000. The Clean Water Act TMDL Program: Law, Policy and Implementation. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Law Institute.
  • 2000. “Environmental Law in Cuba.” Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.
  • 1998. “Are Humans Part of Ecosystems?” Environmental Law.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Natural Resources Law; Pollution Control Law; Toxics and Hazardous Wastes; Water Resources; Fisheries Management; International Environmental Law

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Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.