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Security and Insecurity in the Arctic and High North: Current Trends and Future Issues.

Organized by the University of York and the Hull Marine and Maritime Institute (University of Hull, UK) 7. September 2017

It is perceptions of security and insecurity (broadly conceived) that will be discussed within this session. Building upon last year’s ‘Whose Arctic Security?’, and the 2015 session ‘Security Concerns in the Arctic’, the focus this year will be on emerging security trends.

The aim is to make the most of the new ’60 minute’ discussion format by engaging with all delegates in attendance. Two short working papers will be presented, the room will then open out for discussion and debate about what should be considered as an emerging security or insecurity issue in the Arctic and High North context. This workshop discussion will feed into the ongoing ‘Broadening the Security Agenda in the Arctic’ project run by the University of York and the University of Hull.

Speakers:

  • Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, University of Hull: Whose Security? The Arctic, its People and its Resources
  • James I. Rogers, University of York: Arctic Drones and Emerging Technologies

Chair:

James I. Rogers, University of York