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Behind the Arctic Hype

March 20, 2024

Dr. Becca Pincus, Director of the Polar Institute, is joined by experts Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer from Trent University and Dr. Suzanne Lalonde from Université de Montréal for a compelling conversation on the perceptions and realities of the Arctic. Drawing from their Canadian perspective, Lackenbauer and Lalonde explore a wide spectrum of topics, from Arctic security challenges to the urgent issue of climate change, offering nuanced perspectives and invaluable insights.


Suzanne Lalonde

Suzanne Lalonde

Professor of Public International Law and the Law of the Sea at the Law Faculty of the Université de Montréal
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Whitney Lackenbauer

Canada Research Chair in the Study of the Canadian North, and Professor, School for the Study of Canada at Trent University

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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