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Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

For author updates to selected chapters, see the Energy and Security Updates page.

Endangered Communities? The Politics of Indigenous Peoples in Siberia

The recent suspension of RAIPON, the main umbrella organization that represents the interests of indigenous peoples in Russia, opens the question of how Russia’s indigenous groups will be able to defend their lands and rights.

The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy

Environmental desks at newspapers around the world may be on the defensive, but the stories are only getting bigger.

In Search of Arctic Energy

We would like to thank ExxonMobil Corporation for its contribution to In Search of Arctic Energy. 

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The Risk and Regulation of Deepwater Offshore Drilling [Calgary]

The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

invites you to a panel discussion on

The Risk and Regulation of Deepwater Offshore Drilling

The fourteenth in the Canada Institute’s One Issue, Two Voices series

featuring leading energy experts:

Alexander MacDonald, managing partner, Cox & Palmer (St. John’s, Newfoundland office)
James Coan, research associate, Baker Institute, Rice University

and moderator:

Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference [Chapel Hill, NC]

The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Kennan Institute, with the Center for Canadian Studies at Duke University, joined UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) to host Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference on March 28, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Internships with the Canada Institute

The Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks qualified, part-time interns each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, or experience working on Canadian policy topics and Canada-U.S. issues. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Geoengineering for Decision Makers

Geoengineering invloves large-scale and deliberate techniques or interventions used in combination with civil engineering to affect the earth's climate, oceans, soils, and living systems, specifically to counteract global warming. This 2011 report from the Science and Technology Innovation Program reviews the challenges of geoengineering governance and argues for giving much greater attention to upstream governance strategies.

Report Release: Geoengineering for Decision Makers

Proposals for using geoengineering to counteract global warming have been viewed with extreme skepticism, but as projections concerning the impact of climate change have become direr, a growing number of scientists have begun to argue that geoengineering deserves a second look.

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