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The 14th Polar Law Symposium


Nov. 21 – 23, 2021
9:20pm – 6:00am ET



Co-hosted by Polar Cooperation Research Centre (Kobe University, Japan), Polar Law Institute (University of Akureyri, Iceland), the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law – Arctic Centre (University of Lapland, Finland), the University of the Arctic and its Arctic Law Thematic Network (Finland), the theme of the 14th Polar Law Symposium is “The Blue Earth, from the Poles, through the Law.”

The hybrid conference will consist of several live sessions broadcast using the dedicated Online Participant Portal, in which presenters will participate and simultaneously interact with the audience both at the physical venue at Kobe University and through Zoom online. Those live events will be broadcast using two parallel online channels over the three days of the Symposium and will be video-recorded for later on-demand viewing and in-text commenting on the Online Participant Portal until 8 December 2021.


Evan T. Bloom

Evan T. Bloom

Senior Fellow, Polar Institute;
Former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries and Director for Ocean and Polar Affairs, US Department of State 
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Polar Institute

Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more

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