Presenter: Professor Paul Berkman

Name: Professor Paul Berkman
Position: Chair of the International Board for the Antarctic Treaty Summit

Biography: Paul Arthur Berkman is Head of the Arctic Ocean Geopolitics Programme through the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge and a Research Professor through the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California Santa Barbara. Prof. Berkman also is the Chair of the International Board for the Antarctic Treat Summit. He has conducted research in Antarctica during the past three decades, including over winter. He is the author of numerous interdisciplinary publications, including Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarctica (Academic Press, 2002). Prof. Berkman has received a NSF Graduate Fellowship; NASA Faculty Fellowship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Byrd Fellowship at The Ohio State University; Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship at the National Institute of Polar Research in Japan; Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand; and most recently a Fulbright Distinguished Scholarship at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.