Tuesday, November 3, 2015

8th Polar Law Symposium held at UAA in September -- see the photo gallery

The Anchorage portion of the 8th Polar Law Symposium was held on September 25 and 26 at the UAA campus.  Over 100 attendees and presenters participated in the symposium.

UAA - through the Justice Center and ISER - and Alaska Pacific University co-hosted this event.  This international symposium was 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 was "The Science, Scholarship and Practice of Polar Law: Strengthening Arctic Peoples and Places."

Symposium organizers were Betsy Baker, Professor, Vermont Law School; Alaska Liaison, University of Washington School of Law in Anchorage; Affiliate Professor, UAF International Arctic Research Center; and Mara Kimmel, Walter Hickel Professor of Strategic Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Alaska Pacific University; Visiting Scholar, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER); Fellow, Institute of the North.

Below are photos from the event. Click here for panelist's bios.
The opening of the symposium - standing at podium l to r: Mara Kimmel and Betsy Baker, symposium organizers.
Keynote speakers on Saturday l to r:
Representative Max Gruenberg, Alaska State Legislature and
 Mead Treadwell, former Alaska Lt. Governor and Chair
of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

Panelists l to r: Sky Starkey, Matthew Newman, Heather Kendall Miller,
Raychelle Aluaq Daniel, Bob Anderson.
Panelists at table l to r: Matti Niemivuo,Troy Bouffard, Cam Carlson,
Rachael Lorna Johnston, Robin Bronen. Harry Bader in background.

Panelists l to r: Betsy Baker, Bob Anderson, Matt Ganly,
Phil Blumstein, Tina Grovier.

Panelists l to r: Betsy Baker, Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Timo Koivurova,
Mara Kimmel. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz (seated far right) made
the closing remarks at the symposium.

Attendees during poster sessions - far right: Julia Jabour.

Diane Hirshberg, ISER (standing), opens one of the breakout sessions.