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Arctic Innovation Lab: 12 Ideas For a Better Arctic

Organized by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University, University of Greenland, the Fletcher School at Tufts University and the University of Iceland. 22. September 2017

Come hear twelve ideas for a better Arctic and vote for your favorite one. The Arctic Innovation Lab is organized in partnership with the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government with participants from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University, the University of Greenland, and the University of Iceland.

Friday, October 13, 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Norðurljós, Second Level

In this session twelve talents will present their ideas in short pitch form. Topics will cover a wide range of issues including empowering arctic communities, reducing pollution, and developing new models for marine conservation. After the pitches, audience members will have the chance to join a roundtable breakout discussion to discuss the idea of their choice, and will vote to choose the winning pitch. The goal of the Arctic Innovation Lab is to connect a new generation of leaders with experienced practitioners and encourage innovative solutions for the fast changing Arctic region.

Introductions: 

  • John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Halla Hrund Logadóttir, Fellow and Co-Founder, Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Presentations:

  • Gabrielle Scrimshaw, MPA Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Indigenous Leadership for Arctic Tourism
  • Mauricio Latapi, PhD Candidate, University of Iceland: Does Iceland Dream of Electric Shipping?
  • Morgan Brown, MPA Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Identity and Adaptation: Food Production and Climate Change
  • Vanessa DiDomenico, MALD Candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University: Navigating Vessels Through Compliance
  • Evelyn Gunawan, MSc Candidate, Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavik University: Zero-Waste Arctic Communities
  • Charlotte McEwen, MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Using Drones to Support Remote Arctic Communities
  • Martina Muller, MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Protecting Marine Biodiversity through Subnational Action
  • Tukumminnguaq Nykjær Olsen, MA Candidate, University of Greenland: Innovation is About Inclusion: Lets Make the Arctic Inclusive
  • Anja Kathrin Ruess, MSc Candidate, Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavik University: Deliberative Decision Making in the Arctic
  • Meredith Davis Tavera, MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Knowing Your Value: Successfully Negotiating for the Interests of Arctic Communities
  • Ziad Reslan, MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Digital Jobs, Not Handouts!
  • Ryan Uljua, MALD Candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University: An Arctic Investment 

Chair:

Cole Wheeler, MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government