Antarctica New Zealand presents

Antarctic Treaty Politics: Behind the Scenes

Sat 27 Sep

7.30pm – 9pm, $10

How is it, that an entire continent is not owned by any one nation? In 1959 all historic claims of Antarctica were put on ice and the Antarctic Treaty System has since stood strong for over 50 years. Listen to political scientists and law experts discuss the big questions: 

  • How can a continent be so successfully governed by an international treaty with 50 signatory nations? 
  • What are the pressures on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean?
  • What happens next? 


Dr Neil Gilbert – Constantia Consulting Ltd 

Professor Karen Scott – University of Canterbury

Professor Anne-Marie Brady – University of Canterbury

Melissa Idiens - Independent Antarctic Policy Consultant