2017 Breakout Sessions

Friday, October 13, 21:00 - 22:00

Breakout Sessions are organized by the respective partners of the Arctic Circle, organizations, institutions, companies, think tanks, universities, or other bodies.

Equitable Arctic Development of Natural Resources

Organized by the Arctic Oil and Gas Research Centre, Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland) (5. October 2017)

Friday, October 13, 21:00 - 22:00
Location: Esja, Fifth Level

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Speakers

  • Indra Overland, Head of the Energy Program, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI): Ranking Oil, Gas and Mining Companies on Indigenous Rights in the Arctic
  • "Perspectives on Greenlandic Extractive Industries" 
    • Anne Merrild Hansen, Professor of Social Science, Arctic Oil and Gas Studies and Director of the Arctic Oil and Gas Research Centre, Ilisimatusarfik and
    • Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Professor of Law, Arctic Oil and Gas Studies and Director of the Arctic Oil and Gas Research Centre, Ilisimatusarfik
  • Eduardo Periera, Professor of Natural Resources and Energy Law, Externado U, Colombia: Joint Operating Agreement: Risk Control for the Nonā€Operators within Arctic Operations

Chair

  • Anita L. Parlow, Esq., MSt. Fulbright-MFA Arctic Scholar at the University of Akureyri and National Energy Authority, Advisor, Harvard-MIT Arctic Fisheries

Angry Inuk - Film Screening and Q&A with Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Organized by the Polar Research and Policy Initiative (14. September 2017)

Angry Inuk is a 2016 Canadian feature-length documentary film written and directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril that defends the Inuit seal hunt, arguing the hunt is a vital means for Inuit peoples to sustain themselves. 

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Friday, October 13, 21:00 - 22:00
Location: Kaldalón, Ground Level

Subjects in Angry Inuk include Arnaquq-Baril herself as well as Aaju Peter, an Inuit seal hunt advocate, lawyer and seal fur clothing designer who depends on the sealskins for her livelihood. Partially shot in the filmmaker's home community of Kimmirut, where seal hunting is seen as essential for survival, the film follows Peter and other Inuit to Europe in an effort to have the EU Ban on Seal Products overturned.

  1. Introduction of the movie and of the movie director: Dr. Dwayne Ryan Menezes
  2. Screening of the film Angry Inuk
  3. Q&A with Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Speakers:

  • Dwayne Ryan Menezes, Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative
  • Anne-Tamara Lorre PhD, Ambassador of Canada to Iceland
  • Carolyn Bennett PC MP, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Canada
  • Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Angry Inuk
  • Penny Goodman FRGS, British academic and Hon Secretary of the Arctic Club

INTERACT Basecamp: Access to the Arctic

Organized by: INTERACT, Lund University. Address: Dept. of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, (14. September 2017)

Welcome to INTERACT basecamp! INTERACT is an EU Horizon2020 funded infrastructure that specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the Arctic, and is offering access to numerous research stations through its Transnational Access program. In our basecamp you will learn more about the network and the opportunities it provides to visit the Arctic. Join our event and you might leave as the next Champion of the INTERACT Card Game!

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Friday, October 13, 21:00 - 22:00
Location: Akrafjall, Fourth Level

Speakers:

  • Margareta Johansson, Research Coordinator, INTERACT Coordinator, Lund University, Sweden: Welcome to the INTERACT Basecamp 
  • Morten Rasch, PhD, Chief Consultant, University of Copenhagen, Chairman of INTERACT Station Manager Forum: INTERACT Stations and an Introduction to the Station Card ame
  • “Access to the Arctic through INTERACT”
    • Hannele Savela, Research Coordinator, Thule Institute, University of Oulu
    • Kirsi Latola, PhD, Research Coordinator, Director of UArctic Thematic Networks, Thule Institute, University of Oulu

Chair:

  • Margareta Johansson, Research Coordinator, INTERACT Coordinator, Lund University, Sweden