Strange Bedfellows: The Law of the Sea and Its Stakeholders

John Norton Moore Director, School of Law, Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia
James Watkins Co-chair, Joint Oceans Initiative, Former Chief of Naval Operations, 1982-1986, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, 1989-1993
Scott G. Borgerson International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

With the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea awaiting consideration by the full Senate, please join our speakers to address the issues surrounding the treaty and examine the coalitions that have moved it forward after more than 25 years.

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