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Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia.

Prior to 2005, he was Professor of Law and Director of Canadian Studies at Duke University; from 1996-1999 he was a Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University. He has taught as a visiting professor at the universities of Tel Aviv, Cape Town, Nord (Norway) and Novosibirsk (Russia).

Dr. Byers is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post. His articles have also been published in international newspapers, including the Times (UK), Guardian, Independent, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.

Professor Byers' most recent book is "International Law and the Arctic", published by Cambridge University Press.