Global Governance Institute


Arctic Borders Governance: Emerging Themes and Challenges

29 August 2017, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Arctic border

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Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building G08, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Dr Ilan Kelman, GGI Research Thematic Director for Global Environmental Sustainability, will lead an interdisciplinary panel discussion on Arctic Borders Governance to be held from 6:30-8:00 pm on 29 August 2017 at the Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building G08 (enter via Malet Place), University College London.

The event is hosted by Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), in collaboration with UCL Global Governance Institute, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL Institute for Global Health, Trent University (Canada), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and Arctic Futures.

The panel discussion will look at security in Arctic and sub-Arctic borderlands, with a focus on border governance. It will address questions such as: How do Arctic states, like the US, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, see and manage their Northern borders? What challenges might they face in border governance? How do state and non-state actors respond to disasters that have cross-border implications? How do Indigenous peoples interact with Northern borders? What options might there be for greater cooperation between Northern states? Are there relevant models for border governance elsewhere that might be worth exploring?

The panellists include:

  • Professor Heather Nicol, Professor, Trent University, Canada
  • Dr Ilan Kelman, Reader, University College London
  • Dr Dwayne Menezes, Founder and Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative
  • Moderator: Guy Yeomans, Founder and Director, Arctic Futures

For more information and to register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arctic-borders-governance-emerging-themes-and-challenges-tickets-36970571976