Peter Annin, author of the book Great Lakes Water Wars, is coming to Wayne State on April 3 for the annual Wayne-Windsor Canadian Studies Symposium. Peter is an exceptional journalist and author, and his book is required reading for anyone interested in Great Lakes water issues. He also gives a great presentation based on his book, and Wayne State is fortunate to have him as the keynote speaker. In addition to Peter’s keynote presentation, there will be a panel on the Great Lakes Compact with Marcia Valiante, Professor of Law, University of Windsor; George Kuper, President & CEO, Council of Great Lakes Industries; and Molly Flanagan, Great Lakes Water Resources Program Manager for the National Wildlife Federation. Marcia is one of the established experts in Great Lakes law and policy from Canada, and we worked together closely last year teaching a joint course on U.S.-Canadian environmental law. George is a class act, dutifully representing the interests of large industries while advancing a sustainable vision for the region. And Molly is a passionate and strategic advocate that has been on the front lines of getting the compact passed in every state. It should be a great event. Unfortunately, due to my scheduling ineptitude and inability to clone myself, I can’t be there to personally welcome everyone to Wayne State, since I’ll be speaking at the “Water, Catalyst of Life and Strife” symposium in Minnesota the same day. But if you are in the Detroit-Windsor area, I highly recommend coming to this event. To register, email Jessica Addy of the Detroit Orientation Institute.