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To Saturday 07 November 2020
DUE TO COVID-19 THE AUGUST CONFERENCE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 4-7, 2020. APPLICATIONS ALREADY SUBMITTED FOR THE AUGUST DATES WILL BE CONSIDERED.
The North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC), co-organized by the East-West Center and the Korea Maritime Institute, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This innovative conference provides a venue for off-the-record engagement among policymakers/practitioners and scientists/analysts regarding Arctic issues of mutual interest to leading North Pacific Arctic states (Canada, Russia, and the United States) and non-Arctic states (China, Japan, and South Korea). NPAC aims to provide early identification of key policy issues and improved understanding of major options for addressing these issues in the context of the Arctic Council and elsewhere. All six states are members of the G-20. Together, they account for more than 50% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions as well as a large share of global commerce.
Funds are available to support up to five Early-Career Arctic Researchers as NPAC Fellows. They will join a group of world class international researchers and policymakers in addressing contemporary issues affecting the Arctic. This year the NPAC theme is Will Great-Power Politics Threaten Arctic Sustainability. The 2020 NPAC conference materials can be found here: Concept Note, Agenda, and Members of the Steering Committee. NPAC Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with these thought leaders and actively participate in the Conference sessions. There may be opportunity to contribute to the Conference volume that is expected to be published in early 2021.
Further information can be found on the conference website: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/scholarships-fellowships/npacfellowship