The Fletcher School Opening Arctic Conference

March 12th Agenda

    

 

 

The Fletcher Opening Arctic V Conference

March 12th, 2016 – Medford, Massachusetts

 

                                                                    Agenda

PDF Version of Complete Conference Booklet

                                              The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
                                                          Cabot Intercultural Center
                                                             160 Packard Avenue
                                                                  Medford, MA
 

 

Mezzanine
08:00 – 09:00: Breakfast and Registration

ASEAN Auditorium
09:00 - 09:20: Opening Remarks

ASEAN Auditorium
09:20 - 09:30: Video Remarks by Senator Angus King

ASEAN Auditorium
09:30 - 10:45: Arctic Diplomacy Panel facilitated by Admiral James Stavridis
    09:30 - 09:35: Opening Remarks by Admiral James Stavridis (Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe)
    09:35 - 10:15: Panelist Remarks
             Ambassador David Balton (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, Chair of Senior Arctic Officials, Department of State) 
             Ambassador Robert Barber (United States Ambassador to Iceland, Department of State
             Ambassador Mark Brzezinski (Executive Director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, The White House)
             Ambassador Hannu Halinen (Special Advisor to the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, former Ambassador for the Arctic, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
             Ms. Susan Harper (Senior Canadian Diplomat, former Senior Arctic Official, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada)
             Ambassador Kazuko Shiraishi (Ambassador for Women, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs and Ambassador in Charge of Arctic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
    10:15 - 10:45: Discussion and Q&A

Mezzanine       
10:45 – 11:00: Coffee Break

ASEAN Auditorium
11:00 – 12:25: Advancing Pan-Arctic Infrastructure moderated by Professor Paul Berkman
    11:00 - 11:30: Panelist Remarks
             Ambassador David Balton (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries, Chair of Senior Arctic Officials, Department of State
             Professor Walter Berbrick (Associate Professor and Director of the Arctic Studies Group, U.S. Naval War College)
             Professor Dalee Sambo Dorough (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Alaska Anchorage
Expert Member, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
)
             Mr. Nils Arne Johnsen (Arctic Director, Ramboll)
             Professor Rebecca Pincus (Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Policy and Chair of Arctic Studies, U.S. Coast Guard Academy)
             Mr. Tero Vauraste (President and CEO of Arctia Shipping Ltd.Vice Chair, Arctic Economic Council)
    11:30 - 12:25: Discussion and Q&A

Hall of Flags
12:25 – 12:35: Conference Photo

Mezzanine 

12:35-13:35: Lunch

    13:20-13:35:  Odaiko New England Performance

13:35 – 15:05: Concurrent Roundtables
*Participants may register for roundtables on the day of the conference.

      Mugar Hall, Rm. 235  
      Considering Indigenous Perspectives in a Changing Arctic
              Professor Susan Kaplan (Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center, Bowdoin College)
              Ms. Anne Witty (Assistant Curator of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center, Bowdoin College)

      Mugar Hall, Rm. 231
      Entrepreneurship in the Face of a Changing Planet
              Mr. Patrick Arnold (CEO, SoliDG Inc.)

      Cabot Intercultural Center, Rm. 703
      Inuit Nunangat’s Economy: Past, Present, and Future
              Professor Thierry Rodon (Research Chair in Northern Sustainable Development and Associate Professor at the Political Science Department at Université Laval)
              Ms. Madeleine Redfern (Mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut)

      Goddard Hall, Crowe Room
      Japan's Initiative in the Arctic
              Professor Atsushi Sunami (Professor, Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan)

      Cabot Intercultural Center, Rm. 702
      Student Arctic Research Showcase moderated by Professor Alan Henrikson
              Ms. Kjersti Irina Rosanoff Aronsen (Graduate Student, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway)
              Ms. Katie Burkhart (Graduate Student, Harvard Kennedy School of Government)
              Ms. Mieke Coppes (Graduate Student, The London School of Economics and Political Science)
              Ms. Oda Nyborg (Graduate Student, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway)
              Ms. Vhelma Viviana León Rincon (Graduate Student, Iceland School of Energy (ISE) at Reykjavík University )
              Mr. Magnus de Witt (Master of Sustainable Energy Engineering, The Iceland School of Energy (ISE) at Reykjavík University)
              Mr. Andrew Yerkes (Graduate Student, The Fletcher School at Tufts University)

Mezzanine
15:05 - 15:20: Coffee Break

ASEAN Auditorium
15:20 - 16:45: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Business: Navigating a Path to Sustainable Arctic Development moderated by Professor Rockford Weitz
    15:20 - 15:50: Panelist Remarks
              Mr. Patrick Arnold (CEO, SoliDG Inc.)
              Ambassador Robert Barber (United States Ambassador to Iceland, Department of State
              Professor Nikolai Dobronravin (Professor, School of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University)
              Halla Hrund Logadóttir (Director of the Iceland School of Energy (ISE) at Reykjavík University)
              Professor Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv (Professor of Political Science, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Research Associate, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
)
              Professor William Moomaw (Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy, The Fletcher School at Tufts University
    15:50 - 16:45: Discussion and Q&A

ASEAN Auditorium
16:45 - 17:15: Closing Remarks

ASEAN Auditorium
17:15 - 17:25: Remarks delivered by Ambassador Kazuko Shiraishi (Ambassador in Charge of Arctic Affairs, Japan)

Hall of Flags & Mezzanine
17:25 - 19:00: Reception hosted by the Government of Japan