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David Vander Zwaag

David Vander Zwaag David Vander Zwaag
Dalhousie University

David VanderZwaag holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Ocean Law and Governance at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He teaches in the areas of international environmental law and law of the sea. He is the past Co-director of Dalhousies interdisciplinary Marine Affairs Program (1986-1991) and the past Director of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. Dr. VanderZwaag is currently a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and Co-chair of the CEL’s Specialist Group on Oceans, Coasts & Coral Reefs. He is a Co-founder and Co-chair of the Australian-Canadian Oceans Research Network (ACORN) and has had extensive research and lecturing experience in South and Southeast Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, and the Caribbean. He is an elected member of the International Council of Environmental Law. Dr. VanderZwaag has authored over 100 papers in the marine and environmental law field. His most recent book publications are: Recasting Transboundary Fisheries Management Arrangements in Light of Sustainability Principles: Canadian and International Perspectives (edited with D. Russell) (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff 2010); Understanding and Strengthening European Union-Canada Relations in Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance (co-edited with T. Koivurova, A. Chircop, E. Franckx and E.J. Molenaar) (Rovaniemi, Finland: University of Lapland Printing Centre, 2009); Towards Principled Oceans Governance: Australian and Canadian Approaches and Challenges (edited with D.R. Rothwell) (London: Routledge Press, 2006) and Aquaculture Law and Policy: Towards Principled Access and Operations (edited with Gloria Chao) (London: Routledge Press, 2006). Professor VanderZwaag’s educational background includes: PhD (1994, University of Wales, Cardiff), LL.M. (1982, Dalhousie Law School), J.D. (1980, University of Arkansas Law School), M.Div. (1974, Princeton Theological Seminary), and B.A. (1971, Calvin College).

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Marine law


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