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october 16 - october 21 // 2022

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Peggy Rodgers Kalas

Director, High Seas Alliance

Peggy is an environmental lawyer with over 30 years of experience working on international environmental policy issues. Since 2014, Peggy has directed the High Seas Alliance, an international NGO coalition focused on obtaining a UN global treaty for the conservation of marine life in our ocean’s global common. Prior to leading the Alliance, Peggy orchestrated efforts at the United Nations to secure a UNGA resolution limiting deep sea bottom fishing in international waters, practiced international environmental law in New York City and Washington, DC, was Editor-in-Chief of the Maryland Journal of International Law, and has authored numerous articles on ocean governance. Peggy holds an LL.M. in International Law from New York University School of Law, a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. Peggy is based in New York City; as a Florida native, the ocean has long been a source of inspiration and pleasure.