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Michael Owens, J.D., LL.M.

Michael Owens is an Attorny at Law licensed to practise law in North Carolina and Florida. His Criminal Law class is part of the CUSL program at the University of Cologne since 2012.

Mr. Owens received his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1977. He also holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC since 1990.


Prof. Dr. Shamita Kumar

Vice Principal, BVIEER (Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research)

Prof. Dr. Shamita Kumar is Vice Principal of the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institue of Environment Education and Research at the Bharati Vidyapeeth University in Pune, India. She lectured on "Comparative Environmental Law" with Prof. Junker as a visiting professor at the University of Cologne as part of the "A New Passage to India" program (German Academic Exchange Service) in 2013.

Lecturer Mr. Damon Jones

Mr. Damon Jones has taught both International and Environmental Law on Climate Change.

Edward C. Moretti

BSChE, Master of Public Management

Edward C. Moretti lectures on Environmental Science and Management at the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, which is part of the  Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania.

He held lectures for students participating in the IMES program at the University of Cologne in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Ed C. Moretti is the owner of Moretti Consulting Group, LLC, an environmental and public policy consulting firm. He specializes in corporate environmental, health, and safety (EHS) training; environmental management systems (EMS) auditing, and Clean Air Act compliance. He has written several books and encyclopedia and journal articles on air pollution control.

Dr. Richard A. Byron-Cox

Action Programme Aignment and Capacity-Building Officer, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Secretariat, Bonn

Dr. Byron-Cox is a lawyer specialized in international law, diplomat and writer who has been working directly on the issue of sustainable land management and the environment over the last two decades. He played a key role in designing and coordinating the implementation of the first project aimed at putting the LDN concept into practice. This project ran under the auspices of the UNCCD Secretariat, involved some 14 countries from around the world and was a tremendous success. Dr. Byron-Cox is also an experiened lecturer having been a special guest and/or distinguished lecturer at universities around the world: from Oxford and Yonsei Universities to the Universities of Cologne and Trinidad and Tobago. He has masterminded the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace ( and writes on subjects ranging from international law to global environmental governance.