Professor, alumna named Fulbright research chairs
Queen's Faculty of Law professor Art Cockfield and alumna Sari Graben have earned prestigious Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs for the 2012-13 academic year.
“I am thrilled to get the chair and I look forward to exchanging ideas with my colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin,” says Dr. Cockfield. “I will use the opportunity to further my research into the legal and policy implications of new U.S. tax laws that force Canadian banks to send personal financial information they have about U.S. citizens directly to the Internal Revenue Service.”
Dr. Cockfield will spend five months at the University of Texas at Austin beginning in January 2013. He will give several scholarly papers and presentations. The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Policy Studies is a non-teaching position, but he expects to meet and interact with students.
Dr. Graben (LLM’04) was the Arctic Policy Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Queen’s School of Policy Studies when she applied for the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies. During her term at the University of Washington, she will continue working on several projects in the areas of domestic and environmental governance in the Arctic and the role of scientific expertise in the development of international environmental agreements. She will also teach the graduate seminar “Business in the Arctic – Working with Law and Policy in Resource Development.”
“I am grateful for my time at Queen’s because I was introduced to a network of Arctic researchers that was vital as I developed my expertise in this field,” says Dr. Graben, who assisted with the organization of the International Polar Year 2012 Conference. “I see the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair as an opportunity to continue to explore contemporary issues important to Arctic law and governance.”
Dr. Cockfield and Dr. Graben are part of a select group of 12 Canadian scholars who will spend a term contributing to research activities at their host American institutions. The Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs program aims to encourage cross-border collaborations and scholarly exchanges.