Arctic Initiative

Scholarship-to-policy in the Arctic Minor

A key mandate for the International Policy Institute (IPI) is to generate more opportunities for students to engage in policy-relevant scholarship. One way we are working to institutionalize this goal is to grow our faculty’s ability to collaborate with IPI by introducing policy training and publishing opportunities for students in the Arctic minor courses. The Arctic minor, a joint offering with the School of Oceanography, is the first of its kind in the contiguous states training our young people to understand the complexities of this critical region of the world and its peoples. “Scholarship-to-policy in the Arctic minor” advances the education of the next generation of public intellectuals who need to possess knowledge and skills to effectively bridge the gap between academia and the policy world.