Arctic Initiative

Scholarship-to-policy in the Arctic Minor

Project Lead: Jason Young, Senior Research Scientist, UW Information School

I am really excited to be a part of the Jackson School’s International Policy Institute Arctic initiative, particularly through the Arctic minor’s scholarship-to-policy program. The Arctic has exploded onto the global stage, in areas of significance ranging from climate change to globalization and Indigenous diplomacy. International relations in the region are rapidly evolving and involve a wide range of actors across many scales. It is therefore vital that we, as a university, are producing new scholars ready to provide creative, interdisciplinary, and ethically-minded policy solutions that are responsive to emerging threats and opportunities. The scholarship-to-policy program has provided me with an incredible opportunity to work with emerging young scholars as they begin to engage Arctic policy in these ways. I hope that you enjoy reading their work!