Public Participation in Antarctica: Role of Non-Governmental Organizations


Working within the IUCN Global Marine Programme, Harlan Cohen has responsibility for IUCN’s international ocean governance work. He advises on IUCN’s policies and positions with respect to a wide range of international oceans and fisheries fora to ensure that IUCN’s positions are coordinated, balanced, practical, and in keeping with resolutions and recommendations as adopted at IUCN’s World Conservation Congresses. Harlan is a former senior member of the U.S. Foreign Service, where he worked on marine, Antarctic and Arctic issues. He served in Curaçao, Frankfurt am Main, Paramaribo and Geneva. While in Geneva, he focused on environmental and scientific issues and worked with the staff of Secretariats for six global environmental conventions, four regional environmental conventions and with a number of other environmental and scientific organizations. Harlan edited the 9th edition of the Antarctic Treaty Handbook. He has a B.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. in modern European history from Cambridge University and also completed a year of graduate study in science, technology and public policy at the George Washington University.


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A.H. Zakri Director of the Centre on Global Sustainability Studies, Universiti Sains; Vice President, Third World Academy of Sciences; Former Director, United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies, Malaysia


Dr. Karl Erb Director, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, United States
Dr. José Retamales Director, Chilean Antarctic Institute and Chair of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs - COMNAP, Chile
Mr. Jan Huber Former Executive Secretary, Antarctic Treaty Secretariat, The Netherlands
Dr. Harlan Cohen Advisor on Ocean Governance and International Institutions, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, United States


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