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Elisabeth Veronika Mann Borgese, CM (April 24, 1918 – February 8, 2002) was an internationally recognized expert on maritime law and policy and the protection of the environment. She was one of the founding members – and for a long time the only female member – of the Club of Rome and worked as a university professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.[1][2]

Elisabeth Mann Borgese
Katia Mann with children (about 1919). From left to right: Monika, Golo, Michael, Katia, Klaus, Elisabeth, Erika
Katia Mann with children (about 1919).
From left to right: Monika, Golo, Michael, Katia, Klaus, Elisabeth, Erika
Born(1918-04-24)April 24, 1918
Munich, Germany
DiedFebruary 8, 2002(2002-02-08) (aged 83)
St. Moritz, Switzerland
OccupationEnvironmentalist, political scientist and writer
ResidenceHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
NationalityGerman-Canadian
RelativesThomas Mann (father)
Katia Mann (mother)
Erika Mann (sister)
Klaus Mann (brother)
Golo Mann (brother)
Monika Mann (sister)
Michael Mann (brother)

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Late careerEdit

At the age of 52, Mann Borgese had established herself as an international expert on the oceans. She was the initiator and organizer of the first conference on the law of the sea on Malta in 1970, with the title of "Pacem in Maribus" ("Peace in the Oceans").[3][4] From 1973 to 1982, Mann Borgese formed part of the expert group of the Austrian delegation during the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.[5]

At the age of 59, in 1977, Mann Borgese became Professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, by invitation. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dalhousie in 1998, at the age of 80, and kept up her teaching duties until the age of 81. Mann Borgese died unexpectedly at the age of 83, during a skiing holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.[6][1][2]

Published worksEdit

Research and other non-fictionEdit

  • The Oceanic Circle: Governing the Seas as a Global Resource (1998), United Nations University Press: New York, ISBN 92-808-1013-8, LCCN 98-40090
  • SEAFARM: The story of Aquaculture (1980) Harry N Abrams, NY
  • The Drama of the Oceans (1975), ISBN 0-8109-0337-7
  • The Ascent of Woman (1963)

FictionEdit

  • "The Immortal Fish" (1957)
  • "For Sale, Reasonable" (1959)
  • "True Self" (1959)
  • "Twin's Wail" (1959)
  • To Whom it May Concern (1960)
  • "My Own Utopia" (1961) (epilogue from The Ascent of Woman)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Elisabeth Borgese, 83; Activist Was Thomas Mann's Daughter". Los Angeles Times. 2002-02-24. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  2. ^ a b Saxon, Wolfgang (2002-02-16). "Elisabeth Mann Borgese, 83, Writer and Defender of the Oceans". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  3. ^ Dalhousie University Obituaries, Elisabeth Mann Borgese In Memoriam, Dalhousie News Volume 32, Number 7; March 13, 2002
  4. ^ Visionäre Frauen im Einsatz für den Umweltschutz - 1899 bis heute. Katalog zur Ausstellung. Kuratierung: Sabine Diemer und Dr. Anna-Katharina Wöbse, Herausgeber: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU), Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), 2013, p. 96, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Elisabeth Mann Borgese - die jüngste Tochter von Thomas Mann. Ein Hörporträt von Wolf Gaudlitz. Unter Mitwirkung von Elisabeth Mann Borgese et al. Freiburg/ Breisgau: Audiobuch, 2010, 4 CDs (245 minutes). ISBN 978-3-89964-387-9, information on UN activities CD 1-2.
  6. ^ Elisabeth Mann Borgese - die jüngste Tochter von Thomas Mann. Ein Hörporträt von Wolf Gaudlitz. Unter Mitwirkung von Elisabeth Mann Borgese et al. Freiburg/ Breisgau: Audiobuch, 2010, 4 CDs (245 minutes). ISBN 978-3-89964-387-9.

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