Impressions from the Seminar on “Arctic Cooperation in Difficult Times”

The seminar on 17 November was organized by the Stefansson Arctic Institute, the Institute of Arctic Studies in the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, and the University of Akureyri as part of the programme for the Arctic Days in Akureyri, Iceland, November 15-17, 2023. The focus for the day-long conversation was on the future of Arctic cooperation. The group included a mix of practitioners and analysts who share an interest in advancing cooperation on Arctic issues of common concern, despite the disruptive impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic followed by the shock waves arising from the Ukraine crisis. The conversation, conducted off-the-record under the Chatham House Rule, featured a frank and vigorous exchange of views on a variety of topics ranging from practical matters relating to the work of the Arctic Council’s Working Groups (WGs) to broader matters relating to the science/policy interface and the role of the international Arctic community.

 Here you can read the Impressions from the seminar