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Asian Arctic expansion? Non-Arctic states and the Arctic Council

February 19, 2013 - 14:30-16:30

The first Stockholm Arctic Seminar for 2013 takes up this politically sensitive issue of Asian observer states. The cases for their inclusion, their interests in the Arctic, and the future role of observer states within the Arctic Council will be discussed with four experts on the Arctic Council and several of the countries in question:

Dr. Aki Tonami, researcher at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen. Her main research areas include Japan’s international relations and environmental governance.
Karl Hallding, head of the China Cluster at the Stockholm Environment Institute with extensive experience from international co-operation with China on environment and sustainable development since the mid 1980s.
Piotr Graczyk, researcher and PhD. candidate at the Univeristy of Tromsø, and expert on Arctic politics and the history and internal dynamics of the Arctic Council.
Mia Bennett, a Gates Scholar researching polar issues at the University of Cambridge. She is an expert on Korea’s interests and ambitions in the Arctic.

Place: Lecture hall E3, Osquars backe 14, Royal Institute of Technology/ KTH

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Asian Arctic expansion? Non-Arctic states and the Arctic Council


February 19, 2013