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09 May 2017
UNCLOS—Important to U.S. Industry and National Security?
Does Washington's failure to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty harm U.S. economic and national security interests? Recent events highlight what is at stake: rights to lay claims to oil and gas reserves in the Arctic and mineral interests in the deep seabed, rights to lay and maintain submarine cables for military and economic purposes, and rights of the U.S. Navy and our allies to maintain navigational freedom in waters around the globe. The United States has a key strategic interest in supporting the settled rules of the Law of the Sea Convention, but our failure to ratify the Treaty does undermine our ability to persuade other countries to abide by these norms. Join us for a discussion of the potential economic and security hazards of this failure.

John Norton Moore, Walter L. Brown Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, Former U.S. Ambassador for the Law of the Sea Negotiations

Ruth WedgwoodBurling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; former Charles Stockton Professor at U.S. Naval War College; former member Pentagon Defense Policy Board; member, State Department Advisory Committee on Public International Law
Douglas Burnett, Maritime Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Co-Editor and Co-Author of Submarine Cables the  Handbook on Law and Policy (2014) and Co-Author International Submarine Cables and Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (2017)
Myron NordquistAssociate Director and Editor of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, and Senior Fellow for the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law

When: Tuesday, May 9th; 5:00 - 7:00 pm
ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

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