Held on the 4th Apr 2023
at 6pm to
, Southern Tasmania
Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Building, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery PointSummary:
Public Seminar - joint initiative of the AIIA and College of Arts, Law and Eduation
Reflections and Challenges in the South: how will the Antarctic Treaty System meet the challenges ahead?
Together with a panel of young researchers, Dr Tony Press, an eminent speaker on Antarctic security and environment, will discuss changes in the Antarctic Treaty system over the past 25 years, and explore scenarios for what may lie ahead for the southern continent in an uncertain and conflicted world. What impact may the Russia-Ukraine conflict have on the far south? What role may China play in the future of Antarctica? What of climate change and other significant environmental challenges?
This event is a joint initiative of the AIIA and the University of Tasmania, at which Dr Press will also receive his Fellowship of AIIA.
Panelists will include Dr Indi Hodgson Johnson from the Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science and Bruno Arpi from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania.
About the Speaker
Professor AJ (Tony) AO FAIIA, University of Tasmania
Tony Press is an adjunct Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership, at the University of Tasmania. He was formerly the CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre from 2009 to 2014; and Director of the Australian Antarctic Division from 1998 to 2009. He chaired the Antarctic Treaty's Committee for Environmental Protection from 2002 to 2006; was Australia's representative to the CEP and variously Head of Delegation and Alternative Representative to Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings from 1999 to 2008; and Australia's Commissioner to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources from 1998 to 2008.
Dr Press provided the Australian Government with the 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan in 2014. He is well known nationally and internationally for his work in Antarctic and Southern Ocean policy and science, and for his work on climate change.
To attend in person, register here.
To attend online, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.