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Date and Location

September 12, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
B-400 Land Lecture Hall


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Once a symbol of international cooperation and peace, the Arctic now stands at a crossroads between geopolitical tension and diverse opportunities and challenges that require collaboration. Following Russia's actions in Ukraine and subsequent shifts in Arctic governance, how will nations advance significant policy issues, such as climate science and emergency response, without a functioning governance system?Join the Arctic Initiative and its partners for an engaging discussion with a panel of international experts to unpack the Arctic's intricate challenges and their global ramifications, from international politics to climate impacts. Q&A to follow. Boxed lunches will be available to-go following the seminar.Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using this link; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Elizabeth Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.Co-Sponsors: Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), the Center for Ocean Governance at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and the Wilson Center's Polar Institute.

Speakers and Presenters

​​David Balton, Elana Wilson Rowe, Svein Vigeland Rottem, Fran Ulmer, Jennifer Spence


Additional Organizers

​​Fridtjof Nansen Institute; Center for Ocean Governance, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; Polar Institute, Wilson Center