Yelena Yermakova

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

My work is in political theory. I am interested in the governance of international spaces such as the the Polar regions, the deep seabed, cyberspace, and outer space. Specifically, my research focuses on which institutions should govern these spaces and what makes these institutions legitimate. My PhD thesis "Governing Antarctica: Assessing the Legitimacy and Justice of the Antarctic Treaty System" is about decision-making and the authority in the Antarctic regime. The thesis contributes to the project "Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica" led by Dr. Maria Alejandra Mancilla.


My BA degree is in Political Science from UCLA. I got my MPA from Cornell University where I focused on the Arctic Council as a governance platform for the Arctic region. 




Tags: Political Philosophy, Public Policy, Polar Regions, Climate Change, Sovereignty, Territorial Rights, Antarctica


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