Seminar 3: UNCLOS and the Antarctic Treaty: competing models of Polar governance?

10.00-17.00, Tuesday 15 February 2011, British Library, London


1000-1030 Registration with coffee
1030-1115 ‘The Polar Regions and the Law of the Sea: Are there Antarctic Lessons for the Far North?’
Prof. Donald R. Rothwell, Professor of International Law, The Australian National University
1115-1200 ‘Reform of Regional Arctic Marine Governance: Relying on Existing Models or Pioneering New?’
Prof. Erik J. Molenaar, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), Utrecht University and Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø
1200-1245 ‘Balancing National interests and Common interests in the Polar Regions’
Prof. Paul Berkman, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
1245-1345 Lunch
1345-1430 ‘Resource Governance in the Circumpolar North’
Hannah Strauss, Research Student, University of Oulu, Finland
1430-1515 ‘Positioning the UK as an ‘honest broker’ in EU-Arctic negotiations’
Duncan Depledge, Research Analyst, Climate Change and Security Programme, RUSI and Research Student, Geography, Royal Holloway
1515-1530 Tea
1530-1600 Comments from Discussant
Charles Emmerson, Chatham House
1600-1700 General Discussion from Audience