Two audio recordings from Saturday, September 26, 2015, are available for download on this page: 

  1. Keynote Address by Mead Treadwell (immediately below) and

  2. Panel Discussion on the Arctic as an Emerging Practice of Law (scroll down to the second download button).

A third recording, of a September 30 Alaska Public Radio program discussing the Symposium after it concluded, is available for streaming at this link.

Audio Recording of Luncheon Keynote Address by Mead Treadwell, Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dr. Michael Castellini, Associate Dean for the UAF Graduate School and former Dean of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences introduced

The Honorable Mead Treadwell, President, Pt Capital

Breaking the Logjam on US Accession to the Law of the Sea Convention

Now President of Pt Capital, the Former Lt. Governor of Alaska and Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission discussesthe history of US support for, but eventual non-accession to, the Law of the Sea Convention.  His talk concludes with legislative options in the US Congress to address concerns about joining the Convention.

Representative Max Gruenberg of the Alaska Legislature joined Mr. Treadwell for a post-keynote discussion.

Audio Recording of the Plenary Panel on the Arctic as an Emerging Law Practice, Saturday, September 26, 2015


·      Bob Anderson, Professor, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle

·      Tina Grovier, Stoel Rives LLP, Anchorage

·      Phil Blumstein, Landye Bennett Blumstein, Anchorage

·      Matt Ganley, Bering Straits Native Corporation, Anchorage/Nome

Moderator: Betsy Baker, an Anchorage-based international lawyer