Adaptive Governance in the Arctic


Monday 9 March 2015


16h00 - 17h30

Paddenhoek 1
1st floor
9000 Gent

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GIIS and CEUS kindly invite you to a lecture by dr. Mary Durfee on the governance of the Arctic. 

Far from being an empty place or a future site for major territorial or military conflict, the Arctic is the leading edge for global efforts to develop and implement principles of adaptive governance. Massive environmental change is happening in the region now, not ten or thirty years from now. Multi-level governance poses both challenges and opportunities, but there is strong governance through the sovereign states in the region, the Arctic Council, and the Law of the Sea. This talk will explain why it is not, in itself, an area of conflict, but the ways forward to adaptive governance remain unclear.

Dr. Mary Durfee is a professor of government at Michigan Technological University in the United States. She has published on international relations theory, the Great Lakes of North America and onuniversity teaching. Her current research is a textbook on the Arctic in 21st Century International Relations, which she is co-authoring with Dr Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Prof of Law at the University of Akureyri, Iceland.

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