AGP International Steering Committee
Hans Corell was Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations from March 1994 to March 2004. In that capacity he supervised the work of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. Between 1962 and 1972, he served in the Swedish judiciary. He then joined the Ministry of Justice where he served until 1984, when he was appointed Ambassador and Head of the Legal Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, a position he held until he joined the UN in 1994. In the 1980´s, he was head of the Swedish delegation in negotiations with three neighbouring states on the maritime boundaries in the Baltic. Since his retirement from public service in 2004 he is engaged in many different activities in the legal field as legal adviser, lecturer, and member of different boards. He is involved in the work of the International Bar Association and he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University, Sweden.
Robert Corell is the Principal for the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, and represents the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment in the Arctic Governance Project. Dr. Corell is actively engaged in research concerned with the sciences of global change and the interface between science and public policy, particularly research activities that are focused on global and regional climate change, related environmental issues, and science to facilitate understanding of vulnerability and sustainable development. He co-chairs an international strategic planning group that is developing a strategy designed to harness science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development. He served as the Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.
Udloriak Hanson is a Senior Policy Liaison for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. She has also served as Executive Director for Qaujisaqtiit Society, representing Inuit non-profit organizations, and within the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut as Executive Director to the Minister of Sustainable Development. Udloriak obtained an honors bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Okanagan University College, an honors bachelor of Education degree from Brock University, and an honors Management Studies Diploma from Arctic College.
Paula Kankaanpää has been Director of the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland since 2000, where she acted also as Vice-Rector in 2006-09. Professor Kankaanpää has long experience on science and policy interface as she worked for the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy, the Arctic Council, the Barents Council and the Antarctic co-operation in the Finnish Ministry of the Environment since the beginning of the 1990s. She is the chair of the Advisory Board of the Finnish Meteorological Institute and she chaired the IASC Regional Board in 2000-02. She worked as a research fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center at Dartmouth College in 2010.
Jacqueline McGlade is Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor McGlade is a recipient of numerous awards including the Masaryk Gold Medal and Minerva Award. She has honorary degrees from the University of Wales and the University of Kent, and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce. McGlade has worked extensively in North America, South-east Asia and West Africa; she has published more than 100 research papers, written books, popular articles, presented and appeared in many radio and television programs, including her own BBC series, "The Ocean Planet" and "Learning from Nature" and more recently feature length films including "Our Arctic Challenge," about sport and tourism in Greenland and "One Degree Matters," the personal stories of leaders from around the world who are creating solutions to meet the challenges of global warming.
Tony Penikett's 30-year career in public service included 18 years in the Yukon Legislative Assembly as a Member for Whitehorse West, two terms as Premier of the Yukon Territory, two terms as National President (chair) of the New Democratic Party (SI) of Canada and 6 years as a senior official in the Governments of Saskatchewan and British Columbia, where he served as Deputy Minister (State Secretary) of Negotiations and later, Labour. In 2001, Penikett established Tony Penikett Negotiations Inc., a company providing facilitation, mediation and negotiation services to aboriginal, industry and government clients. He is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University's Master of Public Policy Program and the author of Reconciliation: First Nations Treaty Making (Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 2006)
Stanley SennerStanley Senner currently serves as Director of Conservation Science for the Ocean Conservancy. He spent the last decade as Executive Director of Audubon Alaska, and served as Alaska Representative of The Wilderness Society during passage of the Alaska Lands Act. He also worked on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries and spent more than 7 years coordinating restoration and science programs for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. Mr. Senner is an avid birdwatcher as well as a duck and ptarmigan hunter. He has a Master's Degree in Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Nodari Simoniya currently serves as the Director for Energy Studies at the Institute for World Economy, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Professor Simoniya has published more than 17 books and 250 articles on Asia-Pacific regional issues, and holds doctorates in economics and politics. Dr. Simoniya has served as a Visiting Professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. He has been a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1997.