Arctic and International Relations Series

Arctic and International Relations Podcast Series

Nadine C. Fabbi interview with David Alpern, World Policy on Air, Episode 134, “Innovation at the Arctic Council” (43 min.), August 25, 2017.

In 1987, Mikhail Gorbachev became the first major political figure to deliver a speech on Arctic issues, setting in motion a process to establish a regional governance body. This week on World Policy On Air, Nadine Fabbi, Managing Director of the Canadian Studies Center and lead for the International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows program in the Jackson School, discusses the progress the Arctic Council has made after 30 years of operation.

Inuuteq Holm Olsen interview with David Alpern, World Policy on Air, Episode 94, “Challenges and Opportunities in the Arctic” (21 min.), November 18, 2016.

As the effects of climate change pose new challenges in the Arctic, melting ice and warmer temperatures also present economic opportunities. On the latest episode of World Policy On Air, Inuuteq Holm Olsen, the first Greenland representative at the Danish embassy in Washington, explains how the semi-autonomous nation is working to balance an emerging tourism industry and natural resource extraction with environmental sustainability.

This pod cast is a product of the One Arctic workshop that took place at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in April 2016. The podcast was funded by the International Policy Institute in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The workshop was sponsored by Trent University; the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers in the Jackson School including the Canadian Studies Center, the Center for Global Studies, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Center for West European Studies, and the East Asia Center; and UW’s Global Business Center in the Michael G. Foster School of Business. At the World Policy Institute, New York City, Arctic in Context was the key sponsor.