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Gabriella Gricius

I am a Ph.D. Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at Colorado State University in the subfields of international relations, environmental policy, and comparative politics. I am also a Graduate Fellow at the North American and Arctic Security & Defence Network (NAADSN) with Trent University. My research focuses on Arctic politics, critical security and decolonial theory … Continue reading Gabriella Gricius

Michaela Stith

I am a lifelong Alaskan with a passion for environmental justice in the Arctic. In August 2020 I started as a Program Assistant at a Washington, D.C. policy think tank called the Wilson Center. Since joining the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute, I have coordinated more than a dozen high-level events and multiple publications related to … Continue reading Michaela Stith

Whitehorse, Yukon - 15 Nov 2018 (Copyright: Danita Catherine Burke)

The Past, Present and Future of Arctic Cooperation (Joint CIC and UVic Event Summary)

On the 25th November 2020, the Canada-Russia Research Initiative and the Canadian International Council's (@thecic) Victoria Branch at the University of Victoria (@uvic) hosted a discussion panel titled “The Past, Present and Future of Arctic Cooperation.” The panel included Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada), Ambassador Alison LeClaire (Canadian Ambassador … Continue reading The Past, Present and Future of Arctic Cooperation (Joint CIC and UVic Event Summary)

Mette Bendixen

I’m trained as a physical geographer and received my PhD-degree from the Center for Permafrost (CENPERM) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2017 which is a center for excellence. Since 2017, I’ve worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder, US. In my work … Continue reading Mette Bendixen