Rannsóknasetur um Norðurslóðir á Arctic Circle

Ráðstefnan the Arctic Circle verður formlega sett fimmtudaginn 18. október kl. 18:30 í Listasafni Reykjavíkur og mun standa yfir fram á sunnudaginn 21. október. Ráðstefnan, sem haldin er nú í fimmta sinn, er hugsuð sem samráðsvettvangur fyrir málefni norðurslóða. Rannsóknarsetur um norðurslóðir lætur sig að sjálfsögðu ekki vanta á Arctic Circle og hér má finna allt um okkur í annars þéttskipaðri dagskrá ráðstefnunnar.

Harpa, Reykjavik 19-21 October

Friday 19 October

15:30 – 17:00 ARCTIC LEADERSHIP: GENDER AND DIVERSITY IN POLITICS, SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland; the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network; the Icelandic Centre for Gender Equality, University of Akureyri; Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, University of Iceland

Location: Silfurberg A, Harpa Second Level

SPEAKERS

  • Sarah Cox, Director, Circumpolar Affairs at Department of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Head of Delegation for SDWG, Arctic Council: Perspectives on Arctic Leadership: Curiosity, Storytelling and Mindful Innovation
  • Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Nansen Professor, University of Akureyri/Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway: The Gendered Arctic: Perspectives on Security and Migration
  • David C. Nathcher, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada: Gender and Climate Change Research in the Arctic
  • Liza M. Mack, Interim Executive Director, Aleut International Association, Anchorage, Alaska: Unangam Ayagax: Aleut Women in Leadership
  • Jannie Staffansson, Advisor in Arctic Environmental Unit, The Saami Council: Who defines Sustainability in the Arctic
  • Kirt Ejesiak, Chairman and CEO of Arctic UAV, Iqaluit, Nunavut: Mapping our Future with Remotely Piloted Systems Combined with Indigenous Traditional Knowledge

Chair: Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Assistant Professor, University of Iceland

 

20:00 – 21:00 STRENGTHENING THE COOPERATION BETWEEN ARCTIC AND NONARCTIC COUNTRIES

Organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Iceland; in partnership with the Ecologic Institute Location: Flói,

Location: Harpa Ground Level

INTRODUCTION
Elina Klive, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Nordic Countries Project, Riga, Latvia, offices (KAS)
Herbert Beck, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Iceland

SPEAKERS

  • Pia Hansson, Director, Institute of International Affairs and Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, University of Iceland: A Small State Perspective on Arctic Cooperation
  • Mikkel Runge Olesen, Senior Researcher Foreign Policy, Danish Institute for Foreign Studies: The Kingdom of Denmark in the Arctic
  • Andreas Raspotnik, Senior Researcher, High North Center, Nord University, Bodø & Senior Fellow, The Arctic Institute, Washington
  • Kathrin Stephen, Scientific Project Leader, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam; Senior Fellow, The Arctic Institute Chair: R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder & Director Emeritus of Ecologic Institute in Berlin; Chairman of Ecologic Institute US

 

Saturday 20 October

11:30 – 12:30 LESSONS FROM HOME: BUILDING ARCTIC IDENTITIES IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

Organized by the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, University of Iceland

Location: Viðey, Harpa Second Level

SPEAKERS

  • Marc Lanteigne, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies, Massey University, Auckland: Switzerland’s Observer Status in the Arctic Council: Building Blocks for a Polar Identity
  • Mingming Shi, Project Manager, Icelandic Times; Graduate Student, University of Iceland: Geography isn’t Everything: Singapore’s Intelligent Diplomacy in the Arctic
  • Baldur Thorhallsson, Professor in Political Science & Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies, University of Iceland: Iceland and its Arctic Identity

Chair: Pia Hansson, Director, Institute of International Affairs and Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, University of Iceland

16:15 – 17:45 ARCTIC INNOVATION LAB: 15 IDEAS FOR A BETTER ARCTIC

Organized by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University; University of Greenland; the Fletcher School at Tufts University; University of Iceland

Location: Norðurljós, Harpa Second Level

REMARKS
Halla Hrund Logadóttir, Co-Founder and Director, Arctic Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-curator, World Economic Forum’s Arctic Transformation Map

SPEAKERS

  • Students from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the University of Greenland
  • Senjuti Mallick, The Fletcher School at Tufts University: Law of the Commons and Preservation of Arctic Biodiversity
  • Renata Stefanie Bade Barajas, Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavik University: Wind-Sourced Power Reserves: A Roadmap to Sustainability in the Arctic
  • Sydney Le Cras, Iceland School of Energy,Reykjavik University: Waste to Food: A Solution for Tackling Persistent Pollutants and Food Scarcity
  • Stuart Daniel James, University of Iceland: Energy Prospects Beyond Oil: Harnessing Arctic Renewables
  • Ágústa Gunnarsdóttir, University of Iceland: Community Greenhouse

Moderator: Mehek Sethi, Research Assistant and Student Organizer at the Arctic Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government