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July 15, PCRC-ArCS Special Sessions at the 12th Polar Law Symposium

At 12th Polar Law Symposium held in Hobart, Tasmania, 1-4 December 2019, the PCRC will organize four special panels: Two on Post-ArCS research agenda for Arctic legal and policy studies, and two on Antarctic Treaty System Resilience/Policy-Law-Science Nexus in Antarctica. Expanded abstracts will be uploaded as they become available.

July 12, PCRC International Law Seminar Series

The Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC) is pleased to receive as our main speaker, Professor Donald Rothwell of Australian National University, one of the leading experts in international polar law and the law of the sea, in our 15th international law seminar entitled “Dispute Settlement under the Antarctic Treaty System” to be held on 12 July 2019. For details, please see the seminar flyer.

July 10, PCRC-JSPS fellowship for 2020 (first recruitment deadline 30 July)

Kobe PCRC is offering a few collaborative research positions funded by the competitive Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship program for the academic year 2020 (arrival in Kobe between April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021). For details, please see the announcement.
Please note particularly that Kobe PCRC will be hosting the 13th Polar Law Symposium on 23-25 November 2020. Thus, we particularly welcome those fellows whose stay coincides with the Kobe symposium in November 2020. The deadline for a notification of interest is 30 July 2019.

June 11, PCRC International Law Seminar Series

On June 11, 2019 PCRC convened the 14th PCRC international law seminar. In this seminar, Dr. Christoph Humrich, Visiting Associate Professor, GSICS, Kobe University, and Assistant Professor for International Relations and Security Studies, and Associated Researcher at the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen, will give a presentation on "The politics of marine protected areas in the Arctic: What drives (or: drove not) the process?". For this presentation, Dr. Leilei Zou, Professor of Shanghai Ocean University, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow and Dr. Osamu Inagaki, PRCR Researcher, will serve as a commentator. For details, please see the seminar flyer.

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June 6, 2019 United States Department of Defense updates its Arctic Strategy

The updated US DoD Arctic Strategy states: "Russia and China are challenging the rules-based order in the Arctic…. China is attempting to gain a role in the Arctic in ways that may undermine international rules and norms, and there is a risk that its predatory economic behavior globally may be repeated in the Arctic. … DoD will continue to work with allies and partners to strengthen the existing, international rules-based order in the Arctic. Sustaining and strengthening the rules-based order will help to both deter strategic competitors from specific, aggressive acts and from unilaterally seeking to change norms governing access to the region."

May 22-30, 2019 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW)

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2019 will take place from 22 to 30 May, 2019.

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