Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC), co-organized by the East-West Center and the Korea Maritime Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary, August 19-21 2020 at the Imin Conference Center in Honolulu, HI. This conference provides a venue for off-the-record engagement among policymakers/practitioners and scientists/analysists regarding 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. This year’s theme is: Will Great-Power Politics Threaten Arctic Sustainability?

We have funding to include a limited number of early career NPAC Fellows in the Conference.  Attached is a letter further expanding the Conference and a flyer providing further information  on the NPAC Fellowship.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would distribute this widely to individuals and institutions who might be interested.  Evaluations from previous NPAC Fellows have indicated that they have found it an invaluable professional experience.  Additional information can also be found on our webpage:

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