·Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, UAA
·United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Expert and Vice Chairperson
·United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations, Member of the Board of Trustees
·Human Rights Advisor, Inuit Circumpolar CouncilEDUCATION
Ph.D. in Law, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2002
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1991 RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Arctic Perspective." Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011. 507-33. Print.
"Inuit of Alaska: Current Issues." Polar Law Textbook. Copenhagen: TemaNord, 2010. 199-217. Print.
"Rights of Indigenous Peoples." International Law Association Report. London: International Law Association, 2010. 834-923. Print.
"The Significance of the Declaration for Indigenous Peoples' Rights and its Future Implementation." Making the Declaration Work: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Copenhagen: IWGIA, 2009. 264-79. Print."Human Rights." State of the World's Indigenous Peoples. New York: United Nations, 2009. 190-217. Print. Electronic at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/sowip.html.International Law Association, Committee on Indigenous Rights, Member 2006-present
American Branch of the International Law Association, Member 2006-present
Alaska State Advisory Committee, United States Commission on Civil Rights 2005-present
Final Jury, Indigenous Leadership Award 2000-present
International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs, Advisory Board
RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
-September 17, 2012
Participation in the 16th Meeting of the
2012 UN Human Rights Council session, September 17, 2012, Palais des Nations,
Geneva, Switzerland; as a Member of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous
Populations (UNVF), Professor Dorough presented the UNVF report to the Council.
The governments of Norway and Sweden both announced that their respective
countries would both be making contributions of $100,000 US each to the UNVF.
Archived video of the presentation can be seen at:
-September 20-21, 2012
Meeting of Experts on
UNESCOs World Heritage Convention in preparation of the Convention's 40th
Anniversary. The meeting was co-hosted by the Danish Center for Cultural
Heritage, the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, and the
Greenland Government and took place on September 20-21 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Professor Dorough moderated the outcome document drafting session and the
closing session, which focused on the role and rights of Indigenous peoples in
the context of World Heritage site identification, nomination, and designation.
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