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Professor Craig Allen Sr. - Biography
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Judson Falknor Professor of Law
University of Washington School of Law

The Honorable Lloyd AxworthyBiography 
President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg

Ambassador David Balton - Biography
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries
Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science
Department of State

Commander Russ Bowman - Biography
Chief, Law Faculty, Department of Humanities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. Lawson Brigham - Biography
Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Former Chair, Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment

Professor Michael Byers - Biography
Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Professor David D. Caron - Biography
C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law
University of California at Berkeley
Co-Director, Miller Institute on Global Challenges and the Law
Co-Director, The Law of the Sea Institute

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel - Biography
Chair, History Department
Creighton University - Omaha, Nebraska
Arctic Diplomacy: Canada and the United States in the Northwest Passage

Dr. Merv FingasBiography
Author, Oil Spill Science and Technology

Dr. Donald L. Gautier - Biography
Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Professor Shelagh D. Grant - Biography
Trent University - Ontario, Canada
Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America
(Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for best English language book on Global Affairs)

Ambassador Reno Harnish - Biography
Director, Center for Environment and National Security
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

Dr. George Hunt - Biography
Research Professor, Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences
University of Washington

Professor Thomas M. Leschine - Biography
Vice Chair, Marine Board of the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board
Director and Professor
Rabinowitz Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment
School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
University of Washington

Mr. Ross MacDonald - Biography 
Manager, Special Projects and Arctic Shipping Marine Safety
Transport Canada

Dr. Larry Mayer - Biography 
Professor of Earth Science and Ocean Engineering
Director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
University of New Hampshire

Dr. Kathryn Mengerink - Biography
Senior Attorney and Director, Ocean Program
Environmental Law Institute

Dr. Dennis Noble - Biography
Historian and Writer
Captain “Hell Roaring” Mike Healy - From American Slave to Arctic Hero

Professor Bernard H. Oxman - Biography
Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law
University of Miami

Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr. - Biography 
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Dr. Donald K. Perovich - Biography 
Research Geophysicist
US Army Corps of Engineers
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

Captain Alexander S. Skaridov (Ret.) Biography
St. Petersburg Institute for Ocean Law

Mr. Peter E. Slaiby - Biography
Vice President
Shell Alaska
Exploration and Appraisal

Ms. Lisa Speer - Biography
International Oceans Program Director
Natural Resources Defense Council

The Honorable Tullio Treves Biography
Professor of International Law, University of Milan
Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg (1996-2011)

Dr. John Walsh - Biography
International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Chief Scientist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment

Mr. James A. Watson IV - Biography 
Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
U.S. Department of Interior
Rear Admiral, USCG (Ret.)

Dr. John Whitney - Biography
Scientific Support Coordinator, Alaska Region
Office of Response and Restoration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration