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Arctic and International Relations

Arctic and International Relations

Arctic and International Relations is a Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS)-wide initiative, led by the Canadian Studies Center to address the Arctic as an emerging global region and actor on the world stage. JSIS and the Center are working in partnership with a parallel initiative, Future of Ice– a College of the Environment, College of Arts and Sciences, and Applied Physics Laboratory initiative – to enhance the University of Washington’s (UW) profile in research, education and public engagement about the polar regions. As part of Future of Ice, JSIS and School of Oceanography now offer a minor in Arctic Studies. The Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies is supported by the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa. The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, serves as the hosting unit for the Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies. Below is a list of programs offered or hosted at the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

UW Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies
The Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies brings scholars, scientists, practitioners and leaders involved in Arctic affairs to the University of Washington to build new synergies with Canadian colleagues and reinforce relations.

Arctic Institute
The Arctic Institute is offered annually where experts, researchers, and participants attend and share concerns, ideas, and proposals focusing on various topics and issues in the Arctic.

Arctic Studies Minor
The Arctic Studies minor is for undergraduates to have an opportunity to gain skills relevant to addressing major science and policy issues in the Arctic. The minor will train students to work with international organizations, national governments, and sub-national organizations and/or to pursue graduate study at the intersection between science and policy in the polar regions.

Arctic Research Fellows
The Arctic and International Relations Initiative in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) provides fellowships to University of Washington (UW) students to support the building of knowledge, critical thinking, and research about the Arctic as a unique region in the world and Arctic peoples and organizations as key actors in international affairs.