This in an invitation to a seminar on adaptive law and governance in the Arctic.
On August 17-18, 2016, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland (http://www.arcticcentre.org/EN) will organize a seminar, which will look at research approaches to explore the role of law and other institutions in governance of natural resources in the Arctic. We will also explore how institutions coping with Arctic challenges have evolved, how changes in Arctic law and governance influence Arctic residents’ life and Arctic societies as collectives, and whether these developments and Arctic governance experiences could provide lessons for other regions. A detailed background paper can be found here and on our “lectures and events, Rovaniemi” page.
Distinguished Prof. J.B. Ruhl from Vanderbilt University Law School, will be with us and share his experience on adaptive law and governance. (http://law.vanderbilt.edu/bio/jb-ruhl)
We invite abstract proposals (max. 500 word) for presentations from interested scholars from all disciplines. After the seminar, papers based on selected presentations are aimed to be published together as a special issue in high-level international journal.
Expenses: Thanks to the support from Academy of Finland Strategic profiling funding, there are no seminar fees and the Center will pay for participant’s lunch, coffee and dinner in seminar days. Participants are responsible for travel expenses and accommodation.
Send submissions: Raija.Kivilahti(at)ulapland.fi:
Deadline: 1 June 2016
Notifications of acceptance: 15 June 2016
Registration is open until 17th June. To register, send an email to Raija’s email above.
Jukka Similä Florian Stammler Soili Nysten-Haarala
Prof, Adaptive Law Prof, Anthropology Prof, Russian & treaty Law