Professor

Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law. His work focuses on Outer Space, Arctic sovereignty, climate change, the law of the sea, the laws of war, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. Dr. Byers has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, a Professor of Law at Duke University, and a Visiting Professor at the universities of Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Nord (Norway) and Novosibirsk (Russia). His most recent book is International Law and the Arctic (Cambridge University Press), which won the 2013 Donner Prize. Dr. Byers is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Winter 2018

POLI369B Issues in International Security - ISS IN INTL SECU Sections

An examination of issues such as interstate conflicts, terrorism, environmental change, international crime. Topics will vary from year to year.

Winter 2018

POLI462 International Relations Theory Sections

This seminar examines some of the major theoretical approaches to the study of international relations. For specific content in a given year, consult the departmental website.

International Law and the Arctic (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Who Owns the Arctic? Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North (Vancouver/Toronto/Berkeley:D&M Publishing, 2010)

Intent for a Nation: What is Canada For? (Vancouver/Toronto/Berkeley: D&M Publishing, 2007)

War Law: Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict (London, UK: Atlantic Books, 2005)

United States Hegemony and the Foundations of International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

The Role of Law in International Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)

Custom, Power and the Power of Rules (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999)