The Russian invasion of Ukraine has impacted the geopolitical landscape and brought upon fundamental shifts in international relations. The Arctic region has been impacted, with Arctic states rethinking their participation in Arctic institutions and exploring ways to engage with or without an aggressive and expansionist Russia.
This online conference will bring together experts to discuss the political, military and economic consequences of the invasion on the Arctic region. It will also explore the immediate future of the region and weigh in the debates and dilemmas that Arctic states are confronted to as they are adapting to a fast-changing world order.
This conference is held online, in English and all time are in Eastern Time. This event is organised by the Centre for International Policy Studies, the Observatory on Politics and Security in the Arctic and the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network.
Thursday, June 2
12:00 – 1:30
Political consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Arctic
Moderator: Andrew Chater, Brescia University
Timo Koivurova, University of Lapland Tony Penikett, Polar Research and Policy Initiative Gabrielle Gricius, Colorado State University David Roddick, Independent researcher (Whitehorse, Yukon Territory)
1:30 – 2:00
Dalee Sambo Dorough, Inuit Circumpolar Council
Friday, June 3
9:00 – 10:30
Military consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Arctic
Moderator: Jackie Kidd, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Trent University Capt(N) Jacob French, Joint Task Force North Andrea Charron, University of Manitoba Rebecca Pincus, U.S. Naval War College
10:45 – 12:15
Economic and social consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Arctic
Moderator: Mathieu Landriault, University of Ottawa
Frédéric Lasserre, Laval University Heather Exner-Pirot, Macdonald-Laurier Institute Pauline Pic, Observatory on Politics and Security in the Arctic Aileen A. Espiritu, The Arctic University of Norway Gregory A. Poelzer, Luleå University of Technology