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“Governing a Changing Arctic: Law, Policy, and the Upcoming U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council”

Presented by Brian Israel
Office of the Legal Adviser for Oceans,
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs,
U.S. Department of State

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Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

The University Club at UC Irvine
801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697 (map)

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Mr. Israel’s Jan. 30 lunchtime presentation is sponsored by the Canadian Consulate as part of the two-day Symposium on Arctic Governance sponsored by UCI Law and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society at UC Irvine, with other partner centers at UC Irvine and UC Berkeley and the Consulate Generals of Canada, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

This symposium will contribute to the discussion about what is needed for maintaining or improving governance, primarily environmental but not exclusively, in the Arctic region. There has been an immense amount written and said about Arctic governance in the last several years and one major theme revolves around the question of whether new law is needed in the region. This is at least an underlying theme of the symposium within the context of more specifically focused presentations including a focus on how to implement and make effective existing initiatives in law and policy and how to assure that the laws and policies on the ground reflect those adopted.

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