Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


330 Webinar Flyer Webinar on Science in Contemporary Greenland USA Relations 2021

In light of increased interest in the economic and military potential of Greenland from the former and current US Presidential administrations, and the strong potential for Greenlandic independence in the coming years, APECS Science & Diplomacy will host a robust roundtable event on the role of science and scientists in US-Greenlandic relations.

Drs. Ronald Doel (Florida State University), Kristine Harper (University of Copenhagen), Kristian Nielsen (Aarhus University), Josephine Nymand (Greenland Research Council), Inuuteq Holm Olsen (Royal Danish US Embassy) and Mark Nuttall (University of Alberta) will be speaking to a range of topics from Camp Century and Thule Air Base to rare earth metal mining and ancient climate reconstruction.

Their discussion will be followed by breakout groups for attendees to discuss the complex issues involved and consider the ways that science and scientists impact international relations. The goal of the roundtable is to highlight how “science in diplomacy” and “diplomacy in science” operate in a specific and critical international relationship in the Arctic, taking into account the US relationship with Denmark, but focusing foremost on bilateral US-Greenlandic relations past and future.

Please join us on May 28 at 14:00 GMT.

Zoom registration is available here.

Created by Nicholas Parlato

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