Miguel Salazar Urrutia is a PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Sciences Po. He is also a researcher at the Millennium Institute for the Biodiversity of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Ecosystems. His research focuses mainly on the historical, political, legal and organisational aspects of the Antarctic continent and southern regions. Miguel’s current research focuses on the politics of the Antarctic continent in the framework of the commons, with the aim of demonstrating that, under certain conditions, both states and non-state actors can adopt cooperative behaviour rather than resource appropriation. Throughout his research career, Miguel has conducted fieldwork at Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings and other diplomatic forums, working closely with the Chilean delegation on Antarctic issues. He has also engaged in conversations with several key figures in the Antarctic community and has actively participated in academic forums to share his views on the collective management of Antarctica. Miguel believes that the historical role of science, mainly scientific internationalism, has provided the scientific and moral basis for the current system in place and supports the thesis that Antarctic rights are the next step in the political, legal and organisational evolution of the Antarctic system.