Thursday, September 10, 2015

UAA students invited to attend Polar Law Symposium, Sep 25 and 26, at no charge

UAA students are invited to to attend the  Anchorage portion of the 8th Annual Polar Law Symposium on September 25 and 26 at the UAA campus at no charge. 

UAA - through the Justice Center and ISER - and Alaska Pacific University are co-hosting this event.  This international symposium is presented in partnership with the University of Washington School of Law, the Vermont Law School, and in cooperation with the Arctic Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association. The theme is "The Science, Scholarship and Practice of Polar Law: Strengthening Arctic Peoples and Places."

8th Annual Polar Law Symposium
Dates: Friday and Saturday, Sep 25 and 26
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday and 10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday
Place: UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307
Registration: Free for UAA students - lunch on Friday and Saturday not included

Alaska and international speakers address the following session topics. Click here for the full agenda.

Friday, Sep 25
  • Indigenous Governance, Food Security and Rights in America’s Arctic - panel
  • Risk and Security in the Arctic: Local and National Perspectives - breakout session
  • Views from Outside the Arctic - breakout session
  • Legislating Status: Protections or Pitfalls? - breakout session
Saturday, Sep 26
  • The Arctic as an Emerging Law Practice - panel
  • Breaking the Logjam on U.S. Accession to the Law of the Sea Convention - Mead Treadwell - lunch keynote
  • Poster Sessions with discussion: 1) Shipping and 2) Communities and Resource Management
  • Environmental and Energy Justice/Local and National Challenges to Applying Resource Norms - breakout session
  • Integrating Multiple Perspectives into Resource Governance- breakout session