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CIL Senior Research Fellow Ms Youna Lyons was invited as a resource speaker by the European Union to the 4th ASEAN-EU High Level Dialogue on Maritime Security, which was held in the Philippines on 5–6 October 2017. Her presentation, titled 'Moving beyond competing narratives on the status of the marine environment in Southeast Asia through data’, is available here.

CIL Research Fellow Dr Zhen Sun was invited to deliver a guest lecture on ‘Regulation of Shipping in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore’ at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden, on 27 September 2017. The lecture was part of the module ‘Multilateral Diplomacy and Negotiation’, which is designed for students enrolled in the MSc in Maritime Affairs Programme on Ocean Sustainability, Governance and Management at WMU. In the lecture, Zhen unfolded the dynamic relationship among Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to cooperate in maximising governance and management strategies for issues relating to the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The presentation can be downloaded here.

CIL Research Associate Ms Millicent McCreath presented a poster at the international conference organised by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The conference was held in Luxembourg on 25 and 26 September and was entitled ‘A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea’. Millicent’s poster was on ‘Standing and State Responsibility for Breaches of UNCLOS Environmental Obligations: Access to Compulsory Binding Procedures Marine Pollution from Land or International Watercourses’.

At a reception at the Asian Civilisations Museum on the evening of 19 September, Fountain Court Chambers announced the winners of the Christopher Bathurst Prize 2017. The prize is an annual writing competition, named in honour of the late Christopher Bathurst QC, who was a long-standing senior member of Fountain Court Chambers with strong ties to Singapore. The prize is open to full-time students enrolled at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law or the Singapore Management University School of Law, and lawyers under 30 years old qualified under the Legal Profession Act. The prize is supported by the Singapore Academy of Law.

CIL Research Fellow Dr Zhen Sun participated in the fourth biennial 2017 Arctic Energy Summit, ‘Bringing Together Arctic Energy Expertise, Innovation and Solutions’, in Helsinki, Finland, on 18–21 September 2017. The summit was organised by the Institute of the North and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland as a project endorsed by the Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council. Zhen delivered a presentation on ‘Regulatory Gaps in Offshore Activities in the Arctic: Concerns and Lessons from Southeast Asia’ under the panel on ‘Sustainable Development and the Southeast Asian Experience’. The presentation can be downloaded here.

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