Columbia-KIOST Joint Project on East Asian Ocean Law and Policy
The Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia Law School (CKLS) and the Ocean Policy Institute (OPI) at Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) are carrying out a joint project aimed at the establishment of a public policy institute in the United States, to be known as the Institute for East Asian Ocean Law and Policy. Organized under CKLS, the Institute will bring together an international consortium of legal scholars, government representatives, members of civil society and public policy organizations, and renowned public figures from North America, Europe and Asia. The mission of the Institute is to advance current discourse on ocean conflicts in East Asia through the application of a contemporary international law and global governance approach to both long-standing and current issues that impact Korea and the East Asian ocean regime.
Each year the Center and KIOST co-host an annual conference.
On September 8, 2016, the Center and KIOST held an all-day conference on procedures related to territorial dispute resolution under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Panelists included Nong Hong, Institute for China America Studies/China Institute, University of Alberta; Changyoul Lee, KIOST; Penelope Nevill, 20 Essex Street; Simon Olleson, Three Stone; Jeong-Ho Roh '88, Columbia Law School; Wan Jun Seow '15 LL.M., Center for Korean Legal Studies; and Christine Sim, National University of Singapore. Additional research contributors include Douglas Guilfoyle, Monash University; and Robert Beckman, National University of Singapore.
See photos of the 2016 conference.