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Fulbright Arctic Initiative | Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Policy: Science Diplomacy in the Arctic

Date & Time

Apr. 27, 2023
2:00pm – 4:30pm ET


As Arctic nations continue to take concrete steps to work together and address public policy research questions relevant to addressing shared challenges and opportunities, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative offers a collaborative model for scholarly exchange to help translate theory into practice and policy.  Nineteen scholars have conducted individual Fulbright research with host institutions in one another’s countries and joined together to collaborate on producing policy recommendations in three key areas:

  • Arctic Security and Cooperation
  • Arctic Infrastructure in a Changing Environment
  • Community Dimensions of Health

Please join the Wilson Center and the Fulbright Program for a Symposium on Science Diplomacy in the Arctic, as Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars from the United States and the seven other Arctic nations -- Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden -- present policy recommendations based on key findings from their Fulbright research and collaborative group work over the past two years, and discuss the Indigenous foundations of Arctic knowledge.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative Symposium is hosted by the Wilson Center in cooperation with the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education in cooperation with Fulbright Commissions and offices in each of the Arctic countries. Fulbright Commissions in Canada and Iceland hosted the scholars for collaborative dialogues and consultative meetings with Arctic stakeholders.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. Government.

Hosted By

Polar Institute

Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more

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