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Lawson Brigham, “The New Maritime Arctic: Global Connections and Complex Challenges”

The Impacts of Climate Change

Moderator: Jennifer Carter-Johnson, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Sumudu Atapattu, “Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples and the Arctic: The Changing Horizon of International Law”
Avi Brisman, “Climate Change and the Future of the Arctic: Cultural and Environmental Considerations”

Rear Admiral Frederick J. Kenney Jr., “The U.S. Coast Guard and the Challenge of the Arctic”

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Arctic Governance

Moderator: Michael Lawrence, Associate Dean, Michigan State University College of Law
Waliul Hasanat, “Reforming the Arctic Council against Increasing Climate Change Challenges in the North”
Tanja Joona, “ILO Convention 69 and the Governance of Indigenous Nordic Lands”
Tony Penikett & Adam Goldenberg, “Devolution & Democracy – Equal Citizenship in Canada’s North”
Danielle Sibener Pensley, “Subsistence as Resistance: Implications of Environmental Ethics for Property Law”

Shipping & The Law of the Sea

Moderator: Beverly Moran, Visiting Professor, Michigan State University College of Law, (visiting from Vanderbilt University College of Law)
Erik Franckx, “The Northern Sea Route Shipping Season 2012: A First Assessment”
Donald R. Rothwell, “International Law and Arctic Shipping”
Ingvild Jakobsen, “The Adequacy of the Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law to the Arctic Ocean”

Timo Koivurova, “Final Battle over the ‘Final’ Hydrocarbon Province – the Arctic”

Indigenous Peoples’ Resources and Lands

Moderator: Wenona Singel, Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Dorothee Cambou, “Control over Resources: A Prerequisite for the Realization of the Arctic Indigenous Right to Self-Determination”
Tim Heleniak, “The Migration of Arctic Populations”
Susann Funderud Skogvang, “Legal Questions Regarding Mineral Exploration and Exploitation in Indigenous Areas: Examples from Sami Areas in Norway”
Rutherford Hubbard, “Risk, Rights and Responsibility: Navigating Corporate Responsibility and Indigenous Rights in Greenlandic Extractive Industry Development”

Natural Resources

Moderator: Noga Morag-Levine, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Andrew van Wagner, “A Heating Competition for Unclaimed Resources”
Vladimir Gladyshev, “Delimitation Issues: Cutting up the Arctic Pie”
Nikolas Sellheim, “The Neglected Tradition? - The Crafting of the EU Seal Products Ban and Commercial Sealing”
Betsy Baker, “Governance of the Marine Arctic for Resource Development”

Arctic Security

Moderator: John Reifenberg, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Adele Buckley, “Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Treaty Ratification by Non-Nuclear Weapons States Models Cooperation and Presses Nuclear Weapon States to New Strategy”
Natalia Loukacheva, “Polar Law, Arctic Security and Geo-Political Trends”
Zhixiong Huang, “Governance of the Arctic: The Role of China”


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