International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows write blog series for World Policy Institute
In May 2017 the International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows traveled to the Week of the Arctic activities held in conjunction with the Arctic Council Ministerial Meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska. IPI Arctic Fellows connect with Ambassador David Balton (middle), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials during the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council; and Roberta Burns (third from the left), U.S. Chair of the Sustainable Development Working Group with the U.S. Department of State. IPI Arctic Fellows include, Sita Kouhi (far left), MA student in the Applied International Studies in the Jackson School; Michael Brown (second from the left), MA student in International Relations; Kate Griffith (second from the right), MA student in the Applied International Studies in the Jackson School; and Jay-Kwon Park (far right), MA student in International Relations.
This past summer the World Policy Institute’s Arctic in Context blog site ran a 13-part blog series called “The Arctic Council: A Unique Institution in 21st-Century International Relations,” written by Jackson School International Policy Institute (IPI) Arctic Fellows. The blog posts analyze how nation-states and Indigenous peoples are using the Arctic Council to promote enhanced leadership in the region. One post looks at how Québec is positioning itself internationally via its role in policy development; another examines how the Canadian government worked effectively with the Inuit of Inuvialuit to create marine protected areas. The posts also examine the role of Russia, the Scandinavian countries, and Korea in the Arctic.