Polar Times
Polar Times
Aug 12, 2021
A Quixotic Twelve
Play • 1 hr 17 min

Hello hello from the Polar Times Team! We have another excellent episode for you today. We’re pleased to welcome Klaus Dodds from Royal Holloway University of London! Klaus is a professor of geopolitics and researches security, media/popular culture, ice studies and the international governance of the Antarctic and the Arctic. He joins us today to speak about all things Antarctic Treaty!

You may have heard of the Antarctic Treaty- perhaps you’ve heard it’s the most successful peace treaty the world has ever known… but is it all its cracked up to be? Why was it established? How does it work today? What will happen to Antarctic governance in the future? Klaus answers all of these questions and more! But if international politics doesn’t usually tickle your pickle then stick around for the drama because the tale of the Treaty is one of intrigue and compromise, set in the crucible of 20th century history…

You can read the Antarctic Treaty here: https://www.ats.aq/e/key-documents.html

And find links to some of Klaus’ body of work here: https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/klaus-dodds(fb99b223-7661-4aa1-95f6-1cd527dd0fc7)/publications.html

As ever, if you would like to get in contact with Polar Times to recommend a guest, volunteer to be a guest, give us some feedback or just ask a question then you can email us (thesearepolartimes@gmail.com) or tweet APECS @Polar_Research any time- we would love to hear from you.

Episode edited by Swati Nagar & Ryan O’Hara

Cover art by Matthew Nelson

Music: "Scuba" by Metre, Nul Tiel Records, UK (unaltered) CC BY-NC-SA

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