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“Toward Arctic Futures” [video] — Discussion from the Arctic and International Relations Institute

July 22, 2016

Arctic and International Relations Institute

In April 2016, the Center for Global Studies co-hosted the  inaugural Arctic and International Relations Institute as part of the Arctic and International Relations Initiative. The event was hosted alongside the International Relations Initiative and held in collaboration with Trent University, Ontario and the World Policy Institute, New York.

The Institute included a two-day workshop hosted at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. titled “One Arctic.” Seven International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows (UW students conducting policy research on the Arctic) joined over 50 scholars, practitioners, and government officials to discuss the 20-year anniversary of the founding of the Arctic Council, the current U.S. Chairmanship, and the considerable global attention given to the Arctic today. A brief overview of the workshop can be found here:

Towards Arctic Futures

Toward Arctic Futures is a 30-minute film featuring the insights of four of the workshop’s speakers. The video offers refreshing insights into the challenges that lay ahead for the people living in the Arctic, and what Arctic change means for the rest of the world. Rosemarie Kuptana, former president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and Jim Gamble, executive director of Aleut International Association, offer indigenous perspectives. They are followed in conversation with Susan Harper, Canada’s Senior Arctic Official at the Arctic Council, and David Kennedy, Senior Arctic Advisor at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This film was made possible by funding from the Jackson School’s International Policy Institute.