Fulbright Arctic Week

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: October 24, 2016 to October 28, 2016

Where: Washington DC

More information: 
http://www.cies.org/fulbright-arctic-week

Summary

The seventeen Fulbright Arctic Initiative researchers and their co-lead scholars --who hail from all eight Arctic nations--will gather in Washington, D.C. in October 2016. The scholars will participate in policy meetings and public engagement events, including a capstone symposium showcasing the results of the Fulbright Arctic Scholars’ research and collaborations over the preceding 18 months.

Launched in 2015 to coincide with the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative supports U.S. priorities including supporting international scientific cooperation on Arctic issues and increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. As Arctic nations continue to take concrete steps to work together on shared challenges, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative offers a collaborative model for scholarly exchange to help translate theory into practice. Representing the Arctic Council’s eight member countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States), the scholars are conducting research focused broadly on the impact of climate change on the Arctic, particularly on the issues of water, energy, health, and infrastructure.

During Fulbright Arctic Week, the Fulbright Arctic Scholars will participate in several events, sharing their experiences and research with policymakers and public audiences.

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