Michael Byers

Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia

Michael Byers teaches at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law. He has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, a Professor of Law at Duke University, and a Visiting Professor at the universities of Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Nordland (Norway) and Novosibirsk (Russia). Byers’ work focusses on Arctic security, the law of the sea, and Canada-US-Russia relations. He is a project leader with ArcticNet, a Canadian government-funded consortium of scientists from 27 universities. His most recent book is International Law and the Arctic (Cambridge University Press, 2013), which won the Donner Prize.

 

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