Michael Byers

Michael Byers

Michael Byers holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law. His work focuses on issues of Arctic sovereignty, climate change... , the law of the sea, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. He holds major research grants from ArcticNet and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Byers has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Professor of Law at Duke University. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the universities of Cape Town and Tel Aviv. Dr. Byers is the author of the national bestseller Intent for a Nation and, most recently, Who Owns the Arctic? He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Ottawa Citizen.


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Chang­ing con­di­tions in the far north have sparked ex­cite­ment and un­found­ed con­cerns over po­ten­tial con­flict.

Opinion by Michael Byers
Published On 22 Dec 2011