Negotiating the Arctic: A Science Diplomacy Perspective (Public Forum)


Public Forum


May 16, 2000


McGill University, Montreal, Qc

May 16th, Morning: Public Forum - “Negotiating the Arctic: a Science Diplomacy Perspective” @ McGill University


The Arctic Council was established in 1996 as a high level intergovernmental organization for cooperation, coordination, and interaction among its eight member states, six Arctic Indigenous communities, and other Arctic inhabitants, mainly focussing on issues related to sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. With global climate change causing increased melting of ice in the Arctic, there is demand for more robust science and technological cooperation. This requires increased political cooperation and diplomatic efforts. This forum will discuss how the foundation of science diplomacy has been established in the Arctic as well as the possible future trajectories.

Confirmed Speakers
Dr. Paul Berkman (Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy, Tufts)
Dr. Melody Brown Burkins (Associate Director, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College)
Dr. Louis Fortier (Professor, Université Laval)
Dr. Angela Nuliayok-Rudolph (Policy Advisor, Polar Knowledge Canada)

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Paul Berkman:

Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy, Tufts

Melody Brown Burkins:

Associate Director, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College

Louis Fortier:

Professor, Université Laval

Angela Nuliayok-Rudolph:

Policy Advisor, Polar Knowledge Canada


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