The Antarctic and Arctic are often linked together in discussions and projects -‐ both regions are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and human activities. However Antarctic and Arctic are far apart in political control and legal protections. This lecture shows how the different geographic features of and human activities in Antarctic and Arctic determine the distinct legal status under international law and the legal framework of governance. China’s role in the polar governance will also be discussed.
CHEN Li is Professor of international Law at law School of Fudan University. She is the standing councilor of China Private International Law Association, vice director of Shanghai Law Society, the arbitrator of both Shanghai Arbitration Commission and Shanghai International Arbitration Center. Professor Chen specializes in Private International Law, International Economic Law and Antarctic governance. She was the visiting scholar at Max Planck Institute (2001), Yale University (2004-‐2005), and was a Fullbright visiting scholar at University of Virginia (2012-‐2013). (2012-‐2013).
Venue: NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, meeting room, Øster Farimagsgade 5, building 18.1 (entrance E)