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Arctic Institute

May 16, 2016

Trent University, University of Washington, the World Policy Institute, and the Wilson Center present

ARCTIC & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INSTITUTE

ONE ARCTIC: U.S. ARCTIC CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE ARCTIC COUNCIL

27-28 April 2016
The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

This day and a half workshop explores the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council from the perspective of its approach to a One Arctic agenda. What does “One Arctic” mean from the point of view of the U.S. agenda, and how does this agenda fit into the more general work of the Arctic Council? How does the fact that the theme of One Arctic was inspired from the Inuit Circumpolar Council inform the U.S. Chairmanship and its work? What is the relevance and impact to the U.S. Chairmanship and Arctic Council of the March 2016 release of the Joint Statement on Climate Change, Energy, and Arctic Leadership by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau? This workshop will explore the theme of One Arctic as well as the four pillars of the U.S. chairmanship – Arctic Ocean safety, security and stewardship; improvement of economic and living conditions in the Arctic; climate change; and how to effectively raise awareness of the Arctic – and examine what this means for the future of the Arctic governance and international relations more broadly.

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2016 IPI Fellows at Wilson Center

IPI Fellows from left to right: Brandon Ray, Nadine Fabbi (steering committee member), Jason Young, Jordon Habenitch, Moh Kilani, Rachel Freeman, Karen Everett, and Jay-Kwon Park.

Steering Committee

Jean-François Arteau, Found Partner, Keeserwan Arteau
David Biette, Polar Initiative, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Erica M. Dingman, World Policy Institute
Nadine C. Fabbi, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Jim Gamble, Aleut International Association
Vincent F. Gallucci, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Rosemarie Kuptana, former president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council
Heather Nicol, Geography, Trent University
Joël Plouffe, Co-Managing Editor, Arctic Yearbook
Eric Steig, Future of Ice Initiative, Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
Rebecca Woodgate, Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

Canadian Studies Center

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle WA, 98195-3650