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WPJ Interactive: ‘One Arctic’ Symposium

WPJ Interactive: ‘One Arctic’ Symposium

August 3, 2016

In April 2016, Arctic experts and practitioners representing academia, indigenous organizations, NGOs, the private sector, and government gathered at The Wilson Center in Washington, DC. At the midpoint of the two-year U.S. Arctic Council Chairmanship, this two-day symposium was co-hosted by the World Policy Institute, Trent University, and the University of Washington.

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Arctic Council will celebrate its 20th anniversary. This represents an important time for discussions of Arctic policy. While many bemoan the marginalization of indigenous voices in such discussions, non-Arctic nations are increasingly interested in the resources that the Arctic has to offer. As the polar ice caps continue to melt, the policy decisions undertaken by nation-states will have a profound impact on the region for many years to come.

The “One Arctic” discussion combines the many voices of the Arctic in order to understand the position of those involved in the region. Below, World Policy Journal has curated the conversation for those seeking a deeper understanding of Arctic affairs.

Click here to view the interactive Prezi.

For a list of all sponsoring units please see the final slide of the presentation. 

[Compiled by Erica Dingman, Robert Stevens, and Lisa Thomson]

[Photo courtesy of Official U.S. Navy Page]

This article first appeared on the World Policy Institute website.