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We welcome our two new SUPRA Students

Lindsay Arthur Tamm, MA, University of Akureyri 

The Role of Law for Asian States in the Future Legal Order of the Arctic 

Rooted in international law, Polar Law describes the legal regimes applicable to the Arctic and the Antarctic. Lindsay's research combines her BA degree in East Asian studies with the future legal order of the Arctic—a very timely issue considering the recent observer status to the Arctic Council granted to five Asian countries. Her research covers the role of law for Asian States both within and outside of the Arctic Council by looking at overlapping legal regimes including the implementation of the IMO Polar Code, the new legally binding Scientific Cooperation Agreement under the auspices of the Arctic Council, the future fisheries negotiation in the Central Arctic Ocean, and even the wider implications for the Arctic of the newly ratified Paris Agreement. In her research, each of these legal frameworks will be considered not as a whole, but through the lens of Asian State's participation in the future legal order of the Arctic.

Maren Aase, PhD, University of Oslo

Opportunities Lost and Found: The Everyday Politics of Disaster in Bangladesh 

Maren Aase is a Ph.D. student working at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo, where she also coordinates SUM’s interdisciplinary Research School. In her study entitled ‘Opportunities Lost and Found: The Everyday Politics of Disaster in Bangladesh’ Aase studies the longer term aftermath of cyclone Sidr. Sidr ravaged the southern coast of Bangladesh 15 November 2007. Focussing on local relationships between disaster response and risk, the study sheds new light onto prevailing accounts of ‘the case of Sidr’ as an example of successful disaster preparedness.