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Trent University, University of Washington, the World Policy Institute, and the Wilson Center present,

One Arctic: U.S. Arctic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council
27-28 April 2016
5th Floor Conference Room
The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

This day and a half workshop explores the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council from the perspective of its approach to a One Arctic agenda. What does “One Arctic” mean from the point of view of the U.S. agenda, and how does this agenda fit into the more general work of the Arctic Council? How does the fact that the theme of One Arctic was inspired from the Inuit Circumpolar Council inform the U.S. Chairmanship and its work? What is the relevance and impact to the U.S. Chairmanship and Arctic Council of the March 2016 release of the Joint Statement on Climate Change, Energy, and Arctic Leadership by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau? This workshop will explore the theme of One Arctic as well as the four pillars of the U.S. chairmanship – Arctic Ocean safety, security and stewardship; improvement of economic and living conditions in the Arctic; climate change; and how to effectively raise awareness of the Arctic – and examine what this means for the future of the Arctic governance and international relations more broadly.

Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Cir, NW Washington, DC 20005
6:00-9:00 p.m. – Informal Reception at the Washington Plaza in the International Lounge
Join us for an informal get together and light meal in the restaurant or lounge.

8:00-8:30 Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Opening Comments
David Biette, Wilson Center, Conference Co-Chair
Whitney Lackenbauer, St. Jerome’s University, Conference Co-Chair
Erica Dingman, World Policy Institute, Conference Co-Chair
Nadine Fabbi, University of Washington, Conference Co-Chair

8:45-9:30 Keynote Address
Bob Paquin, Head, Canadian International Arctic Centre, Embassy of Canada, Olso, Norway, Introduction of Keynote
Willy Østreng, Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research, The Arctic Council and the ‘One Arctic’: An Historic Stocktaking of Some Circumpolar Challenges, Dilemmas and Inconsistencies

9:30-11:00 Opening Panel: One Arctic?
Chair: Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, Georgetown University
Julia Gourley, U.S. Department of State, What Does One Arctic Mean?
Susan Harper, Global Affairs Canada, The Canadian Chairmanship and One Arctic
Doug Nord, Umeå University, Sweden, Three Successive Chairmanships of the Arctic Council
Drue Pearce, Crowell and Moring LLP, Anchorage and Washington, D.C., One Arctic? Do One-Size-Fits-All solutions fit the Top of the World
Discussant: Erica Dingman, World Policy Institute

11:00-11:10 Health Break

11:10-1:00 Transformations: Global Climate and Arctic Sustainability
Chair: Jennifer Spence, Carleton University
Rosemarie Kuptana, former chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council, Climate Change and the Inuit Concept of One Arctic
Laura Strickler, Garnet Strategies, LLC, Washington D.C., Arctic 21 and the Arctic Council Agenda
Andy Kliskey, University of Idaho, Indigenous Perspectives on Building Healthy Communities
Joshua Glasser, U.S. Department of State, The One Health Project
Lassi Heininen, University of Lapland, Arctic Council, Environmental Strategies and Climate Change
Discussant: John Farrell, US Arctic Research Commission

1:00-1:45 Lunch
Don Hellmann, University of Washington, Arctic Studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

1:45-3:15 Arctic Economic Futures
Chair: Lassi Heininen, University of Lapland
Steve Myers, Pacific Northwest Economic Region, Developing a North American Arctic Sustainable
Economic Strategy and Development of the Arctic Economic Council
Jim Gamble, Aleut International Association, Building Permanent Participants Capacity
Michael Perkinson and Penny Zuckerwise, Guggenheim Partners, The Global Arctic? World Economic Forum/Arctic Initiative Protocol
Don Hellmann, University of Washington, Asian Observers to the Arctic Council and the Global Economy
Discussant: Heather Nicol, Trent University

3:15-3:25 Health Break

3:25-4:55 The Future of the Arctic Council: The Role of Indigenous and Sub-­National Actors
Chair: Jessica Shadian, The Bill Graham Centre, University of Toronto
Lesil McGuire, State of Alaska,
Craig Fleener, State of Alaska, Alaska and the Arctic Council
Jean-François Arteau, Keeserwan Arteau, Sub-National Actors and Policy Activism: Nunavik’s Arctic Policy
Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Government of Greenland, The Role of Indigenous and Transnational Actors in Arctic Decision-Making
Discussant: Nadine Fabbi, University of Washington

5:00-5:45 International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows Professional Development Workshop
Ann Timmons, Communications Artist, Presenting Your Research to Policy Makers

6:00-8:00 p.m. Reception – Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, D.C. (by invitation only)

8:00-8:30 Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:15 Opening Keynote
Whitney Lackenbauer, St. Jerome’s University, Introduction of Keynote
Timo Koivurova, University of Lapland, Arctic Council – Where Are We and Where Should We Go: In Light of the US Chairmanship?

9:15-10:15 U.S.-Russian Relations and the Arctic Council Roundtable
Chair: Heather Nicol, Trent University
Kenneth Yalowitz, Georgetown University
Vincent Gallucci, University of Washington
Jim Gamble, Aleut International Association
Whitney Lackenbauer, St. Jerome’s University
Discussant: David Biette, Wilson Center

10:15-10:30 Health Break

10:30-12:00 The United States and Arctic Governance
Chair: Peter Kikkert, Trent University
Jennifer Spence, Carleton University, Is a Melting Arctic Making the Arctic Council Too Cool? Hybrid Governance in the Arctic
Joël Plouffe, École nationale d’administration publique, U.S. Foreign Policy Toward the Arctic Region
Will Greaves, University of Toronto, Assessing Environmental and Energy Security in the Arctic
Adam Lajeunesse, St. Jerome’s University, Maritime Security and Arctic Circumpolar Agendas
Discussants: Jessica Shadian, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History

12:00-12:30 Closing Workshop Remarks
Heather Nicol, Trent University, Conference Co-Chair, Introduction of Keynote
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria

12:30-1:15 Lunch
All workshop participants are invited to stay for lunch and for the afternoon workshop with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows and Trent University graduate and post-doctoral students.

12:30-3:00 International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows* Workshop
12:30-1:15 Joanne Muzak, Preparing Your Research for Arctic and International Relations Series
1:15-2:30 Student Roundtable – Exploration of the theme “One Arctic” to current research projects.
Student Roundtable Facilitators: Jean-François Arteau, Jim Gamble, Rosemarie Kuptana, Nadine Fabbi, Lassi Heininen, and Joël Plouffe
2:30-3:00 “Tweet Chat” hosted by the World Policy Institute

*JSIS International Policy Institute Arctic Fellows & Trent University Scholars
Karen Everett, Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies, Trent University
Rachel Freeman, Marine and Environmental Affairs
Jordon Habenicht, JSIS International Studies major
Peter Kikkert, Trent University, SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow
Moh Kilani, MA student, Applied International Relations, University of Washington
Jay-Kwon Park, MA student, International Studies, University of Washington
Brandon Ray, MA student, International Studies & Marine and Environmental Affairs
Kira Siebert, MA student, Applied International Relations, University of Washington
Jason Young, Doctoral Candidate, Geography, University of Washington

Sponsoring Programs

At Trent University, the School for the Study of Canada is the key sponsor of the workshop with funding provided by a grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Sponsors at the University of Washington include the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers in the Jackson School: the Canadian Studies Center, the Center for Global Studies, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Center for West European Studies, and the East Asia Center; the Jackson School’s International Policy Institute; the University of Washington’s Future of Ice initiative; and the Global Business Center in the Michael G. Foster School of Business. At the World Policy Institute, New York City, Arctic in Context is the key sponsor. The Polar Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the host for the workshop. Trent University’s Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies and Western Washington University’s Canadian American Studies Centre has also contributed.

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