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SUNDAY, 10/18/2020 | 3:00PM EDT 

Foreign Affairs

with

Future Leaders

Off the Shelf: Modern Maritime Issues and the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea

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TIME & LOCATION

Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT

Hosted on Zoom - the link and optional background materials will be emailed to you after registration

ABOUT THE EVENT

As SpaceX announces it will bring Tom Cruise to space for a movie and humanity contemplates the possibility of life on Mars, the vast majority of the oceans remain unexplored. In fact, more people have set foot on the moon than have reached the bottom of the ocean. In this event, we will first discuss the fundamentals of international law and the law of the sea through an examination of some of the key parts of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. We will then analyze how these pertain to some of the most pressing political issues of our time, and point out some future issues that deserve some more attention.

Foreign Affairs with Future Leaders is a series of youth-led discussions which analyze various international issues and topics by collaboratively addressing their most critical questions. They are co-hosted by the Onero Institute and the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity and Sorority at GWU. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

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Andrew Ma is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Onero Institute and a Class of 1960 Scholar in Political Science at Williams College. A native of Seattle, Washington, and a third-year student at Williams College, he is majoring in Political Science and concentrating in International Relations, American Foreign Policy, Justice and Law Studies, and Science and Technology Studies. He briefly studied international law at Utrecht University and presented research to the Royal Dutch Navy in The Hague. After graduation he wishes to pursue a career in international law.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Elad Raymond is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Onero Institute. He is a third-year student in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution. Originally from New York, his research interests include geography, peace studies, and the Middle East.

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