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Arctic Summer College 2013


Arctic Summer College 2013


On Earth Day 2013, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Ecologic Institute officially launched the 2013 Arctic Summer College. Following successful programs in 2011 and 2012, the Arctic Summer College 2013 again created a network of emerging leaders and experts that are brought together for 8 weeks in web-based seminars (webinars) from 8 July to 26 August 2013. The program aimed to build a lasting, policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals to strengthen communication between peoples and nations, scientific disciplines, policy areas, and across the science-policy field to improve environmental governance in the Arctic region.

The lecturers were:

  • Dr. Steven C. Amstrup, Chief Scientist, Polar Bears International
  • Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, P.C., O.C., O.M., President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Winnipeg
  • Robert J. Blaauw, Senior Advisor Global Arctic Theme, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.
  • Mitch Bloom, Vice President, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Joel Clement, Director, Office of Policy Analysis, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Heather A. Conley, Senior Fellow and Director of the Europe Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Dr. Heike Deggim, Head, Marine Technology Section, International Maritime Organization
  • Gail Fondahl, President, International Arctic Social Sciences Association
  • Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director, Pacific Environment
  • Henry P. Huntington, Senior Officer, International Arctic Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Martha McConnell, Manager, Polar Programme, IUCN
  • Dr. Hans Meltofte, Chief Scientist, Arctic Biodiversity Assessment
  • Lev Neretin, Programme Officer, Secretariat of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility
  • Mark Nuttall, Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair of Anthropology, University of Alberta; Professor of Climate and Society, University of Greenland
  • Dr. David J. Scott, Executive Director, Canadian Polar Commission
  • Whit Sheard, Pacific Counsel and Senior Advisor, Oceana

Ecologic Institute is joined in convening the Arctic Summer College with institutional partners Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Embassy of Canada, Germany, and partner and sponsor WWF.


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Project ID
environmental policy, stakeholder, indigenous peoples, international relations, governance, fisheries, energy, security, transport
Arctic, Arctic Ocean