Michael Byers

Professor

Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law

Office: Buchanan C417
Office Phone: 604-822-3049
Email: michael.byers@ubc.ca

Michael Byers holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Global Politics and International Law. His work focuses on issues of Arctic sovereignty, climate change, the law of the sea, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. He holds major research grants from ArcticNet and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Byers has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Professor of Law at Duke University. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the universities of Cape Town and Tel Aviv. Dr. Byers is the author of the national bestseller Intent for a Nation and, most recently, Who Owns the Arctic? He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Ottawa Citizen.

Teaching

On sabbatical 2011-2012

Recent Publications

Who Owns the Arctic? Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North (Vancouver/Toronto/Berkeley:D&M Publishing, 2010)

Intent for a Nation: What is Canada For? (Vancouver/Toronto/Berkeley: D&M Publishing, 2007)

War Law: Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict (London, UK: Atlantic Books, 2005)

United States Hegemony and the Foundations of International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

The Role of Law in International Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)

Custom, Power and the Power of Rules (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999)

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