International Policy Institute

Arctic Initiative

2018-2022 Arctic Initiative

In 2018-22 the Arctic Initiative in the Jackson School’s International Policy Institute (IPI) will focus on public policy in the Arctic and Arctic foreign policy primarily via the work of the Arctic Council and that of Arctic Indigenous peoples and organizations. The Arctic Council has drawn the attention of the world including that of many non-Arctic nation-states. In addition, it is the first international body developed in collaboration with Indigenous peoples and where Indigenous organizations serve on almost equal par with nation-states. Senior Arctic Fellows, Junior Fellows (graduate students) and Undergraduate Arctic Fellows will translate their traditional scholarship into policy-relevant articles that bridge the gap between research and its bearing on public and foreign policy.