Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Dr Michael Hennessy Picard

Research Theme: Waste

At the IAS, Michael Hennessy Picard is co-ordinating the 2020 research agenda on the topic of waste. Michael holds a PhD in Law from the University of Quebec in Montreal, for which he was awarded two Best Thesis Prizes by the Quebec Society of Law Professors and the Quebec Society of International Law. Before joining the IAS, Michael was a residential research fellow at the Harvard Law School and a postdoctoral fellow at the McGill Law Faculty. His publications on waste include International Environmental Law in an Era of Globalized Waste. At the IAS, Michael will be working on global plastic laws and on the international legal distribution of plastic wealth and waste. With colleagues in Canada and Europe, Michael conducts a larger research project on the Molysmocene, which defines the toxic, irradiated and polluted era we collectively live in. Please write to the following address if you would like to set up an event about waste at the IAS: < m.picard@ucl.ac.uk >.