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The Ecologic Institute, Migration in Harmony Research Coordination Network (MiH-RCN), and The Arctic Institute invite applications for the Arctic Winter College. The Arctic Winter College is a series of web-based seminars (webinars) that will take place on Tuesdays, 18:00-20:00 Central European Time from 12 January to 23 March 2021. Weekly webinars, featuring diverse experts and hosted by MiH-RCN Principle Investigator Victoria Herrmann, will focus on the theme “Arctic on the Move.” Urbanization, globalization, and the impacts of climate change are activating the simultaneous migrations of species, ecosystems, settlements, and cultures across Arctic coastlines.

Arctic port cities are witnessing increased maritime traffic and inflow of migrant labor; rural villages are facing displacement from slow and sudden-onset disasters; sea ice melt and ocean warming are shifting marine species ranges; and terrestrial ecosystems in transition are upending Arctic food webs and introducing southern disease vectors. Each of these intersecting mobilities challenge the quality of life, sustainable development, and environmental health of the circumpolar north.

Participation in the Arctic Winter College is open to applicants with ideally one to ten years of experience in social sciences, engineering, medicine, and natural sciences, young private sector professionals, Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and humanities scholars and cultural heritage practitioners with connections/relevance to the Arctic, including graduate students, and a desire to share perspectives and seek professional collaboration with a network of peers. The course will be conducted in English.

Applicant requirements include:

-Early- to mid-career professionals, including students, whose work focuses on the Arctic;
-A commitment to participate, including written and oral contributions, in the Arctic Winter course each Tuesday from 18:00-20:00 Central European Time from 12 January to 23 March 2021;
-A willingness to build an active, ongoing network beyond the conclusion of the course; and
English fluency.

Application deadline: 15 November 2020

For more information and to apply, go to: Call for Applications

For questions, contact:
Victoria Herrmann
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