Cultural circumpolar connections

As the world of international relations seems to become increasingly unstable and unpredictable, the Arctic stands out as a place of dialogue and peaceful collaboration across the borders. What role do international institutions such as the Arctic Council and Arctic Economic Council have in this picture? And what about science and cultural collaboration across borders? The Arctic Arts Summit brings people together across the Arctic borders. How do such gatherings, conference and cultural events e ect the devolopment of the Arctic region? This session will explore the role of so diplomacy and cultural relations in the Arctic.

Host: Arctic Frontiers


Moderator: Ole Øvretveit
Director, Arctic Frontiers (NO)

Anu Fredrikson
Director, Arctic Economic Council (FI)

Magnus Johannesson
Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat (IS)

Julie Decker
Director, Anchorage Museum (US)

Nauja Bianco
Arctic Advisor, Nordic Council of Ministers (GL)

Ethan Berkowitz
Mayor, Municipality of Anchorage (US)