"Canada's Arctic Future: Looking Beyond October 2015" available on YouTube

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Michael Byers

“We at the Institute were immensely pleased to welcome Michael Byers as our 2014 Bronfman Conference speaker. On October 1st Dr. Byers spoke to a capacity crowd on the theme of “Canada's Arctic Future: Looking Beyond October 2015.” Not surprisingly the paper produced a great many questions and discussions that continued during the reception following the formal presentation. Dr Byers holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Global Politics and International Law. His work focuses on issues of Arctic sovereignty, climate change, the law of the sea, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. He holds major research grants from ArcticNet and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Byers has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Professor of Law at Duke University. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the universities of Cape Town and Tel Aviv. Dr. Byers is the author of the national bestsellers Intent for a Nation, also Who Owns the Arctic?  and, most recently, International Law and the Arctic. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Ottawa Citizen.”

- Nicole St-Onge, Director, Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal studies

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