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March 22, 2011

Climate Change in the Arctic Is Subject of March 30 Program

The Law Library of Congress, in conjunction with the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Miller Institute on Global Challenges and the Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School will sponsor a talk by ASIL President David D. Caron titled "Images of the Arctic and the Futures They Suggest."

The program will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will cover the global legal and political implications of climate change in the Arctic, and the climate’s effects on the indigenous populations, international trade routes, vegetation and wildlife in the region.

Caron is the C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School, where he serves also as co-director of the Law of the Sea Institute and the Miller Institute on Global Challenges and the Law. He is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, and co-editor of World Arbitration and Mediation Review and of SSRN International Environmental Law eJournal. Caron is a member of the bars of the State of California and of England and Wales. He is a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum as well as the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Public International Law. Caron has served as arbitrator, lead counsel and expert in both private and public international arbitration proceedings.

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PR 11-064
03/22/11
ISSN 0731-3527

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