A Melting Arctic

Implications of Sea-Ice Loss on Governing the Arctic
Thursday, 30 January 2020 - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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Contact person: 
Anna Bogic
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Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Event sponsors: 
CIPS, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies of the University of Washington, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy of the University of Ottawa (ISSP)

Presented by CIPS and the Observatory on Politics and Security in the Arctic (OPSA)

The Arctic region is melting at an alarming rate. Global warming has already created political, economic and social changes for Northerners and governments in charge of administrating their Arctic territories. The loss of ice sea has profound consequences on public policies. At the same time, this dynamic generates uncertainty, bringing organizations and individuals alike to make predictions about the future. This conference wants to convene experts and practitioners to hear different perspectives on the challenges that rise in a changing Arctic region.

13:30 – 14:30: Military operations and Arctic sea-ice loss

Moderator: Mark Salter (University of Ottawa)

Lieutenant Commander Sylvain Bernier (Royal Canadian Navy)

Major Conrad Schubert (Commander, Joint Task Force North, Canadian Forces)


14:45 – 16:00: Arctic reporting, shipping and governance

Moderator: Nadine Fabbi (University of Washington)

Eilis Quinn (Reporter, Eyes on the Arctic)

Alison Cook (Post-doctoral researcher, University of Ottawa)

Mathieu Landriault (Research associate, CIPS and research fellow, Centre for the Study of Canada, Trent University)


This event is free and open to the public.

Registration is required.