Large-scale environmental changes have precipitated changing geopolitical and maritime conditions at both poles. These changes are expanding shipping and resource development activities in the Arctic. Similar changes are also affecting Antarctica and may complicate governance of scientific research, tourism, and fisheries management in that region. Both China, which released in January 2018 its first formal Arctic policy, and the United States have interests in the responsible development of the Arctic region and are key players in Antarctica as well.

Leading experts from the United States and China will present recently published research and discuss the evolving Arctic and Antarctic legal regimes.

There will be a webcast on the event website. More information about webcast and speakers available in Wilson Center event website.