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Arctic Law & Policy Institute

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The University of Washington’s Arctic Law and Policy Institute (ALPI) is a collaborative, university-based, multidisciplinary think tank chartered to provide objective analysis of selected law and policy issues related to Arctic marine science, governance, pollution prevention and response, safety of navigation, conservation and management of natural resources and measures to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for Arctic peoples.

ALPI People

Craig H. Allen, J.D./LL.M., Judson Falknor Professor of Law/Professor of Law and Marine Environmental Affairs [Areas of interest: maritime and international law, maritime policy, marine navigation safety].

David L. Fluharty, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs [Areas of interest: fisheries management, regional ocean management, marine spatial planning].

Ryan P. Kelly, Ph.D./J.D., Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Law [Areas of Interest: ocean acidification, science-policy interface].

Sanne H. Knudsen, J.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, School of Law [Areas of Interest: natural resource damage assessment, long-term ecological injuries following oil spills, science-policy interface].

Thomas M. Leschine, Ph.D., Director and Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs; Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment; Adjunct Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences [Areas of interest: ocean policy, marine pollution management, quantitative methods for resource marine management and environmental impact assessment].

Malina Dumas, J.D. candidate, ALPI Research Fellow 2016–17

Robert Pavia, Ph.D., Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs [Areas of interest: risks in marine transportation patterns, oil spill planning and response and restoration of natural resources damages from oil spills].

United Nations Fellows at UW

The University of Washington School of Law serves as a host school for two United Nations' fellowship programs:

  • The Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe Memorial Fellowship
  • The Nippon Foundation Fellowship

For information on these fellowships contact the U.N. Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

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