April 4, 2019

News and Updates

OFI Module I - Informing Governance Responses in a Changing Ocean
See news and updates below for OFI Module I, regarding:
  • Tomorrow: Panel discussion on 'Feminism and Natural Resource Extraction'
  • Apply now for the Arctic Summer School: 'The Politics of Maritime Security in the Arctic' 
  • Call for abstracts extended: 2019 Sustainable Oceans Conference at Dalhousie University
Panel discussion: 'Feminism and Natural Resource Extraction'
Tomorrow, April 5, 2019 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Memorial University 

Join The Gender & Politics Lab and The Nexus Centre tomorrow from 1-2:30 pm at Memorial University in SN 4022 for their final panel of the semester on Feminism and Natural Resource Extraction. Our Module I co-investigator Nicole Power from Sociology and our Module I Advisory Committee member Kimberly Orren from Girls Who Fish will join Sarah Martin from Political Science to speak about their current work and research on the issue.

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Arctic Summer School: 'The Politics of Maritime Security in the Arctic' 
Nuuk, Greenland | August 12 - 25, 2019
The overall goal of the summer course 'The Politics of Maritime Security in the Arctic' that takes place in Nuuk, Greenland, from 12-25 August 2019 is to facilitate an understanding of how safety and security is organized and regulated regionally, nationally and locally in the Arctic in general and for instance as part of the politics within the Danish Realm including the multilevel links between Danish governmental authorities and the sub-state authorities of the Faroe Islands and Greenland. How are sub-state entities represented in relevant regional organizations in the Arctic like the Working Group of the Arctic Council on Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) and the Arctic Coast Guard Forum? What is their role in the geopolitics of the Arctic? The summer course also serves as a lens to investigate different scales of Arctic politics and their interconnectedness. Taking place in Nuuk, the participants in the course will have access to a wide range of public policy decision-makers involved in maritime security, Danish and Greenlandic authorities that are responsible for the emergency preparedness system, shipping companies and other stakeholders of maritime activities.

The point of departure for the summer course will be the narratives of regional change in the Arctic that are framing the conceptions and perspectives of safety and security: Climate change results in melting sea ice. This is often articulated as opening up economic opportunities that will result in increased maritime activities and societal change in the Arctic, but also internationalization and increased economic, social and political interdependence between regional
Arctic and global development. Theoretically, the course will build on recent and ongoing research activities, including developments within security studies, public policy and maritime security.

The course 'The Politics of Maritime Security in the Arctic' is a collaboration between Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland, Memorial University of Newfoundland and University
of Copenhagen and financially supported by the University of the Arctic (UArctic). There is funding for travel, accommodations and per diems for 5 students from Memorial University (as well as 15 from Greenland and 5 from Denmark). 
For more information, contact our Module I co-investigator Robert Brown, at Students should be registered at the University of Copenhagen by April 15, 2019.
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Call for abstracts: 2019 Sustainable Oceans Conference
September 27-28, 2019 | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University

The 2019 Sustainable Oceans Conference will be held on September 27-28 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Dalhousie University. The theme for this year's conference is 'One Ocean, Infinite Connections'. The overall goal of the 2019 conference is to build bridges between diverse knowledge groups and encourage individuals to consider a new knowledge perspective towards the ocean. They have now extended their call for abstracts to April 15, 2019

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