Arctic Innovation Lab: 12 Ideas for a Better Arctic

Organized by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in collaboration with the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University, the University of Greenland, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the University of Iceland 26. August 2016

Friday, October 7, 15:30-17:00

Location: Norðurljós, Harpa Second Level

Come and hear twelve ideas about how to do things better in the Arctic and vote for your favorite one. In this session, twelve talents from five universities will present their ideas in a short pitch, which will be followed by roundtable discussions where the audience will get to participate. Ideas cover a wide range of issues including risk medication, science diplomacy, naval security and renewable energy technologies.

Speakers

  • Cole Wheeler, M.P.P. Student, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Carbon-Negative Manufacturing.
  • Caroline Galvan, M.P.A. Student, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Global Risks, Building Resilience: A Pathway for the Arctic.
  • Ulunnguaq Markussen, Student, University of Greenland: Who is a Greenlander Without the Traditional Culture?
  • Jennifer Helfrich, Roy Family Student Fellow, M.P.P. Student, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Creating a Narrative: Communicating Arctic Issues.
  • Shauna Theel, M.P.P. Student, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Electric Car Shares in Iceland: An Opportunity for Early Adoption.
  • Rahul Srinivasan, M.P.P. Student, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Exporting Renewable Energy from the Arctic.
  • Alexander Moses, Graduate Student, Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavík University: Tackling Logistics, Environment and Sustainability in Arctic Community Energy Systems.

Speakers (continued)

  • Earl Potter, M.P.A. Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: The Coast Guard and the Emerging Arctic.
  • Riley S. Newman, MSc Candidate, Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavík University: Addressing the Importance of Building Human Capacity in Remote Communities to Ensure the Sustainability of Remote Energy Networks.
  • David Cook, PhD Candidate, Lecturer in Environmental Economics; University of Iceland: Managing risk in the High North - the case for an Arctic Treaty
  • Molly Douglas, M.A.L.D. Student, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University: A Partnership for Advancing Sustainable Infrastructure Development in the Arctic.
  • Dennis Schroeder, MPA Student, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Creating Common Grounds - Science Diplomacy in the Arctic.

Moderator

Halla Hrund Logadóttir, Louis Bacon Environmental Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government