Who "Owns" the North Pole and Who Decides?

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Who "Owns" the North Pole and Who Decides?

Vermont Law School Professor Betsy Baker talks about recent moves by Canada and others to claim parts of the Continental Shelf.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Betsy Baker, Vermont Law School, Associate Professor and Senior Fellow for Oceans and Energy at Institute for Energy and the Environment. She is an expert on Arctic maritime law. Her immersion in Arctic law and policy flows from her work in Europe and the United States on law of the sea, international environmental law, comparative law, property law, and Canadian-U.S. cooperation. Her writing on legal aspects of continental shelf mapping landed her on the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy as a member of the science crew for two Arctic extended continental shelf mapping deployments to the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in 2008 and 2009. For 2009-2010, she was selected as a Dickey Research Fellow in the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College.

Most recently, Professor Baker has been researching regulation of offshore oil and gas operations in the Arctic, and spending time with other stakeholder groups including Alaska Native entities, industry, and non-governmental organizations. She has also served as a Visiting Scholar with the inter-agency Extended Continental Shelf Task Force in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. State Department, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

Sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center and IGERT Dialogues in Polar Science & Society. Free and open to the public.

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