Sustainable Partnerships in the Arctic

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

17:00-18:30 Helsinki (GMT+3)
10:00-11:30 Washington, DC
7:00-8:30 San Francisco

This highly interactive event focuses on future areas for higher education collaboration and successes in developing multidisciplinary partnerships in the Arctic region. Speakers inspire participants with innovative examples and tips to develop collaborations for a sustainable Arctic. Participants, from the Arctic Council member states and beyond, have the opportunity to participate in an interactive networking element, ‘partnership speed-dating’, as a way to meet others and discuss potential future collaborations.

This webinar is part of the "Internationalization of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era" series jointly organized by the Department of State’s USA Study Abroad branch, the Fulbright Finland Foundation, and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). These activities support U.S. study abroad and are funded  by the U.S. Government through a Study Abroad Engagement Grant from USA Study Abroad within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

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Guest speakers:

  • Kirsi Latola, PhD, Research Coordinator; Chair of European Polar Board; UArctic Vice-President Networks; Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Greg Poelzer, Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan; 2021 Fulbright Arctic Initiative III Co-Lead Scholar; 2015 Fulbright Arctic Initiative Cohort Scholar
  • Michael Sfraga, Director, Polar Institute; Director, Global Risk and Resilience Program, Wilson Center

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