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Date and Location

April 25, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
L-369 Belfer Center Library


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​The Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the world’s regions, changing both the geological and geopolitical landscape of the Arctic region. Meanwhile, China and Russia are enhancing their cooperation in the Arctic, particularly through China’s investments in Russia’s rich natural resources – coal, liquified natural gas (LNG) and oil – as well as in shipping and port infrastructure. The two countries are also enhancing their relationship in other areas, adding to the shifting geopolitics of the region. Coupled with the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, questions arise of the implications the two states’ cooperation has on the security of the eight Arctic states. Panelists will explore this changed geopolitical landscape, as well as the implications foreseen for the green transition in the region.

RSVP required. This event will be held in a hybrid format. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Hanlon (​

Speakers and Presenters

​Guðbjörg Ríkey Th. Hauksdóttir, Predoctoral Fellow, Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative; Margaret Williams, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative; Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Henry Lee, Co-Director, Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative