Past event

Russia, SpaceX and the Killer Asteroid Current Challenges in Outer Space -- Prof Michael Byres University of British Columbia

The Centre for Global Law and Governance presents Professor Michael Byres, University of British Columbia and St Andrews Senior Global Fellow.

Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law. His work focuses on outer space, Arctic sovereignty, climate change, the law of the sea, the laws of war, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. Dr Byers 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, Nord (Norway) and Novosibirsk (Russia). His most recent book is International Law and the Arctic (Cambridge University Press), which won the 2013 Donner Prize. Dr Byers is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail newspaper.

His other publications include Who Owns the Arctic? Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North (Vancouver/Toronto/Berkeley:D&M Publishing, 2010); Intent for a Nation: What is Canada For? (Vancouver/Toronto/Berkeley: D&M Publishing, 2007); War Law: Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict (London, UK: Atlantic Books, 2005); United States Hegemony and the Foundations of International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003); The Role of Law in International Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000); and Custom, Power and the Power of Rules (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

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