Kobe University 120th Anniversary / GSICS 30th Anniversary: KOBE PCRC Antarctic Open Symposium Series 2022 "The Future of Antarctic Cooperation and Global Geopolitical Challenges"

  • December 2, 2022
  • Event
  • Keywords: International relations, Law, Geography, Politics


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In light of increasing global geopolitical challenges, is the Antarctic Treaty and its legal system (ATS) still fit for the purpose of maintaining Antarctica as a natural reserve devoted to peace and science?

Looking ahead towards future meetings (to be held in Finland in 2023, Italy in 2025 and Japan in 2026), world-renowned experts will discuss whether or not the ATS has the capacity to continue as the dominant form of governance in the Antarctic.

Event Details

  • Date and Time:
    December 2nd, 2022 (Friday) 13:00〜17:00
  • Venue:
    Presentation Room, 4th floor of Kobe University's Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS)
    2-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan (Rokkodai 1st Campus)
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  • Meeting Format:
    * Online participation via ZOOM is possible for those participating from outside Japan.
      Please register by December 1st, 17:00 JST through the site below.
  • Language:
  • Registration [Free of charge]:
    Please register via the websiteby November 28th.
  • Host:
    The Polar Research Cooperation Centre (PCRC)
    Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University 
  • Co-organizer
    Study Group on Antarctic Science and International Relations
  • Sponsor:
    Kobe University Rokkodai Foundation
    The Mitsubishi Foundation
    Kobe University Strategic International Collaborative Research Grant (Type C Creating Joint Research)
  • Inquiries:
    The Polar Research Cooperation Centre (PCRC), Kobe University
    E-mail:  pcrc.symposium (at)

(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)