The biennial conference of SCAR's Standing Committee on Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS) was held in the Antarctic gateway city of Ushuaia, Argentina, on 3-5 April 2019. Prof Akiho Shibata, Director of Kobe University's Polar Cooperation Research Centre, convened two panels in collaboration with Julia Jabour of University of Tasmania and Luis Valentin Ferrada of University of Chile. One panel was on the Antarctic Treaty System Resilience and the other on Policy-Law-Science Nexus in Antarctica. Details of the programme are available from the conference website.
As to the ATS resilience, the members of the project, including Lilian del Castro of University of Buenos Aires, Gustavo Ramirez Buchheister of University of Magallanes, Chile, Yelena Yarmakova, Ph.D. candidate, University of Oslo, Jason Thompson, MA candidate, KU Leuven, Belgium, and Carolina Flores, recent graduate from Faculty of Law, University of Chile, met on 2 April to discuss a book project proposal.