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Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Project Coordinator, UiT Arctic University of Norway; Co-lead “Women of the Arctic”

Full Biography

Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek's research interests include international environmental regimes, Arctic and ocean governance, questions of science–policy interface, and the gender–environment nexus. Gosia has worked on a number of national and international projects, including for the European Commission, Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland's Prime Minister Office, Germany's Arctic Office, and most recently for Iceland's Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. She was also the co-organiser of the 4th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium (CNARC), a research fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and one of the lead contributors to the EU–Polarnet White Papers. Over the years, Gosia has been involved with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) as its fellow, a chair of IASC Action Group on Communicating Arctic Science to Policy Makers, and a representative of IASC to the meetings of the Arctic Council. She is a member of the steering committee of the North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC) of the East–West Center (EWC) and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). Outside of work, Gosia loves spending time in nature and is currently completing the mindfulness meditation teacher certification program.