2020 North Pacific Arctic Conference Virtual: Will Great Power Politics Threaten Arctic Sustainability?


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When: Oct 19 2020 (All day) until Oct 24 2020 (All day)
Where: Zoom Meeting

The North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC), now in its tenth year, provides a venue for intensive engagement among policymakers/practitioners and scientists/analysts regarding Arctic issues.  NPAC recognizes the importance of the Arctic to the North Pacific countries as well as their responsibilities to achieve a sustainable future for the Arctic.  NPAC has been particularly concerned with issues of sustainable use of Arctic resources, mitigating climate change, the well-being of Arctic communities, and the role of international cooperation in achieving these goals.

The COVID-19 pandemic has required the meeting be virtual, and, consequently, six sessions mirroring this year’s NPAC agenda and book project, will be held.  Some of the world’s most renown Arctic specialists will participate in interactive panels on the sessions listed below. Please click on the sessions to view more information.

Opening Session – Perceiving the Arctic through a Pacific Lens 

Session I: High Politics in the Arctic 

Session II: Beringia – The Future of the Bering Strait Region 

Session III: The Northern Sea Route

Session IV: Arctic Marine Cooperation – Securing a Sustainable Future  

Closing Session: NPAC’s Future: Where Are We Going?

NPAC is co-organized by the East-West Center's Research Program and the Korea Maritime Insitute.

To RSVP as an observer, please email Jaymen Laupola at [email protected].

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Jaymen Laupola
Phone: (808) 944-7332