(Canceled) Climate Change and the Arctic: Massive Change, Uncertain Impacts

Friday, April 17th, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2020-04-17 08:00:00 2020-04-17 17:00:00 (Canceled) Climate Change and the Arctic: Massive Change, Uncertain Impacts Event Description Due to COVID-19, the university will not hold campus events for the near future.  This lecture has been canceled. Climate Change has continued to exact a toll on worldwide systems, and the effects of human energy consumption continue to grow. This change is currently manifest most acutely in the Arctic, with changes in the Arctic environment far outpacing the rest of the globe. The impact of this change is already significant, with immediate effects for the northernmost reaches of North America, Europe, and Asia, but also knock-on effects across the globe. Regardless of humanities' ability to mitigate the emissions that drive Climate Change, much of the ongoing change in the Arctic is already established and will continue to accelerate. This year's annual conference will delve into the emerging issues in the North American Arctic from the perspective of trans-border impact, initiatives, and need for cooperation. Our expert panelists and distinguished lecturers will cover issues ranging from the concrete change taking place, to emerging national security issues, to economic growth and regulation, to the impact on and role of Indigenous Peoples. Our guests and presenters from government, academia, and industry will review these topics from their national and sector viewpoints and engage the audience in much-needed dialogue on the issues.   Thursday, April 16th, 2020 – Opening & Awards Banquet Case Western Reserve University School of Law - 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106  5:00 p.m.  Opening Reception and Dinner for all Conference Attendees – Law School Rotunda 6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction – Law School Rotunda 6:15 p.m. Presentation of the Henry T. King Award and Sidney J. Picker Award 6:30 p.m.  Opening Address & Distinguished Lecture Introduction: The Honorable James Blanchard, Partner, DLA Piper LLP, former United States Ambassador to Canada, United States Representative, and Governor of Michigan Speaker: Admiral James Milton Loy (Ret.), former Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security and Commandant of the United States Coast Guard 8:00 p.m. Adjourn Friday, April 17th, 2020 Cleveland Botanical Garden (across East Blvd. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law) 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106 8:30 a.m.    Registration and Breakfast – Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Woodland Hall 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction The Honourable Jim Peterson, Partner, Fasken LLP, former Minister of Canadian Parliament, Minister of International Trade, Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions) 9:00 a.m. Panel – Climate Change and the Arctic: Profound Disruption with Worldwide Impact Moderator: Dr. Christopher Sands, Ph.D., Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Prof. Ralph P. Harvey, Ph.D., Polar Environmental Systems at Dept. of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Case Western Reserve Univ. College and Arts and Sciences  Prof. Hajo Eicken, Ph.D., Director of the International Arctic Research Center and Professor of Geophysics at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Prof. Marcel Babin, Ph.D, Université Laval, Québec, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier 10:15 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. Panel – National Security and the Arctic: Emerging Geopolitical Flashpoint Moderator: Peter MacKay PC QC, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, former Canadian Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of National Defence, and Minister of Canadian Parliament Rear Admiral Donna L. Cottrell, Ninth District Commander, United States Coast Guard Prof. Michael Byers, Professor of Political Science, the University of British Columbia, expert on Arctic Sovereignty and Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy  Rear Admiral Martin La Cour-Andersen, Defense and Military Attaché to the United States and Canada, Danish Ministry of Defense  12:15 p.m. Break and Lunch 12:45 p.m. Friday Midday Keynote Introduction: The Honorable James Blanchard, Partner, DLA Piper LLP, former Governor of Michigan, United States Ambassador to Canada Canadian Lecturer: Leona Aglukkaq PC, former Minister of Canadian Parliament, Minister for the Arctic Council, Minister of the Environment, and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 1:15 p.m. Break 1:30 p.m. Panel – The Arctic as New Frontier: Tensions in Opportunity and Stewardship Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, and Director, Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law at CWRU School of Law Prof. Charles F. Doran, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, expert in Polar Governance Hugh S. Short, Chairman & CEO of PT Capital, former Chairman of the Alaska Industrial Development Authority, former Mayor of Bethel, Alaska Leona Aglukkaq PC, former Minister of Canadian Parliament, Minister for the Arctic Council, Minister of the Environment, and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 3:00 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m. Panel – The Future Arctic and Indigenous Peoples: Challenges and Opportunities Moderator: Wayne D. Garnons-Williams, Chair, International Intertribal Trade and Investment Organization, and Director, Council of the Great Lakes Region Sarah Mason-Case, Fulbright Scholar, Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard University School of Law, Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Robert Huebert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Calgary Department of Political Science, former member of the Canadian Polar Commission, expert on the Canadian Arctic 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks     Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

Canada-United States Law Institute 44th Annual Conference

  • $100 for alumni (CLE)
  • $200 for non alumni (CLE)
  • $50 general admission (Dinner Thursday, no CLE)
  • $0 general registration (students and faculty)
6 hours hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval

Event Description

Due to COVID-19, the university will not hold campus events for the near future.  This lecture has been canceled.

Climate Change has continued to exact a toll on worldwide systems, and the effects of human energy consumption continue to grow. This change is currently manifest most acutely in the Arctic, with changes in the Arctic environment far outpacing the rest of the globe. The impact of this change is already significant, with immediate effects for the northernmost reaches of North America, Europe, and Asia, but also knock-on effects across the globe. Regardless of humanities' ability to mitigate the emissions that drive Climate Change, much of the ongoing change in the Arctic is already established and will continue to accelerate. This year's annual conference will delve into the emerging issues in the North American Arctic from the perspective of trans-border impact, initiatives, and need for cooperation. Our expert panelists and distinguished lecturers will cover issues ranging from the concrete change taking place, to emerging national security issues, to economic growth and regulation, to the impact on and role of Indigenous Peoples. Our guests and presenters from government, academia, and industry will review these topics from their national and sector viewpoints and engage the audience in much-needed dialogue on the issues.

 

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 – Opening & Awards Banquet

Case Western Reserve University School of Law - 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106 

5:00 p.m.  Opening Reception and Dinner for all Conference Attendees – Law School Rotunda
6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction – Law School Rotunda
6:15 p.m. Presentation of the Henry T. King Award and Sidney J. Picker Award
6:30 p.m. 

Opening Address & Distinguished Lecture

Introduction: The Honorable James Blanchard, Partner, DLA Piper LLP, former United States Ambassador to Canada, United States Representative, and Governor of Michigan

Speaker: Admiral James Milton Loy (Ret.), former Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security and Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

8:00 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Cleveland Botanical Garden (across East Blvd. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law) 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

8:30 a.m.    Registration and Breakfast – Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Woodland Hall
8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

The Honourable Jim Peterson, Partner, Fasken LLP, former Minister of Canadian Parliament, Minister of International Trade, Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)

9:00 a.m.

Panel – Climate Change and the Arctic: Profound Disruption with Worldwide Impact

Moderator: Dr. Christopher Sands, Ph.D., Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

  • Prof. Ralph P. Harvey, Ph.D., Polar Environmental Systems at Dept. of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Case Western Reserve Univ. College and Arts and Sciences 

  • Prof. Hajo Eicken, Ph.D., Director of the International Arctic Research Center and Professor of Geophysics at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks

  • Prof. Marcel Babin, Ph.D, Université Laval, Québec, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.

Panel – National Security and the Arctic: Emerging Geopolitical Flashpoint

Moderator: Peter MacKay PC QC, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, former Canadian Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of National Defence, and Minister of Canadian Parliament

  • Rear Admiral Donna L. Cottrell, Ninth District Commander, United States Coast Guard
  • Prof. Michael Byers, Professor of Political Science, the University of British Columbia, expert on Arctic Sovereignty and Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy 

  • Rear Admiral Martin La Cour-Andersen, Defense and Military Attaché to the United States and Canada, Danish Ministry of Defense 

12:15 p.m. Break and Lunch
12:45 p.m.

Friday Midday Keynote


Introduction: The Honorable James Blanchard, Partner, DLA Piper LLP, former Governor of Michigan, United States Ambassador to Canada

  • Canadian Lecturer: Leona Aglukkaq PC, former Minister of Canadian Parliament, Minister for the Arctic Council, Minister of the Environment, and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
1:15 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m.

Panel – The Arctic as New Frontier: Tensions in Opportunity and Stewardship

Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, and Director, Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law at CWRU School of Law

  • Prof. Charles F. Doran, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, expert in Polar Governance
  • Hugh S. Short, Chairman & CEO of PT Capital, former Chairman of the Alaska Industrial Development Authority, former Mayor of Bethel, Alaska
  • Leona Aglukkaq PC, former Minister of Canadian Parliament, Minister for the Arctic Council, Minister of the Environment, and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m.

Panel – The Future Arctic and Indigenous Peoples: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Wayne D. Garnons-Williams, Chair, International Intertribal Trade and Investment Organization, and Director, Council of the Great Lakes Region

  • Sarah Mason-Case, Fulbright Scholar, Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard University School of Law, Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Professor Robert Huebert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Calgary Department of Political Science, former member of the Canadian Polar Commission, expert on the Canadian Arctic
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

 

Event Location

Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

photo of melting arctic ice

Sponsored by the Canada-United States Law Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law