The Fletcher School Opening Arctic Conference

Previous Conferences

Warming Arctic IV: Resolving the Arctic Paradox

The 4th annual Warming Arctic International Inquiry at the Fletcher School came at a time when the United States assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council. With this honor comes the responsibility to protect the Arctic and its environment as it continues to warm at a much faster rate than the rest of the globe, opening up land, waters and treasures to exploitation.

The Fletcher School convened high-level decision makers from both diplomacy and security, cutting-edge energy and science researchers, and social, environmental and business stakeholders, to investigate solutions to the Arctic Paradox and promote a sustainable future for Arctic inhabitants within a “High North, Low Tension” policy framework. 

Warming Arctic III: Development, Stewardship, Science

The third Warming Arctic conference on March 3-4, 2013, addressed the accelerating economic development of the Arctic lands and waters as its plentiful resources become more accessible to be plundered.

The conference featured business leaders, foreign ministries, and scientists. Panels included: Government Oversight on Commercial Drives, Development with a Science Imperative, Listening to the Land.

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Warming Arctic II: Warming Arctic, Deadly Dance

Warming Arctic I: download document

The second Warming Arctic conference focused on the science of the warming Arctic impacting global climate change.

Delving into the science and latest research in Arctic climate change, the conference explored the debate around climate change, and discussed the potential actions that can be taken in the region.



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Warming Arctic I: Voyage of Re-discovery

Icelandic President Grimsson

Warming Arctic I pdf

The first Warming Arctic conference in March 2012 explored the importance of the eight-country Arctic Council's coming of age.

Icelandic President Grímsson, and then Senator John Kerry both delivered keynotes.




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