International Policy Institute

Arctic Initiative

International Policy Institute Arctic Initiative 

The Arctic Initiative—a key theme of the International Policy Institute in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Relations—focuses on the role of Arctic Indigenous nations, organizations, institutions, artists, leaders, and community members in influencing domestic and international relations. Arctic Fellows produce written work, video interviews, art and other forms of communication to bridge the gap between conventional research and work that will potentially have more immediate relevance to inclusive domestic and international policy.

News from the International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows

Past IPI Arctic Initiative news

Leadership Team

  • Nadine Fabbi, Managing Director of the Canadian Studies Center

    Nadine Fabbi

    Managing Director Canadian Studies, Henry M . Jackson School of International Studies

  • Glaciologist and research assistant professor Michelle Koutnik

    Michelle Koutnik

    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Sciences

  • Jason Young

    Co-lead, Scholarship-to-policy in the Arctic minor, Senior Research Scientist, Information School

  • Joanne Muzak

    Professional Editor and Writing Consultant

  • Ryan Huack

    Director, Global Classroom Program, World Affairs Council, Seattle

2019-2020 Arctic Fellows

2019-2020 Junior Arctic Fellows

Former Arctic Fellows

2016-18 Arctic Fellows

In 2016 the Arctic Council celebrated its 20th anniversary during the 2015-2017 U.S. chairmanship of the Council. During this critical time, the International Policy Institute analyzed the role and future of the Arctic Council in global geopolitics including the mandated integration of Indigenous knowledge into the work of the Council, the new Arctic Economic Council, and the role of Asian countries on the Arctic Council.

2013-14 Arctic Research Fellows