We will have a look at the issues facing Arctic states when managing increased tension with Russia, and interest from non-Arctic actors. Moreover, we will discuss how increased cooperation between Arctic countries can alleviate pressures.


· Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
· Stéphane Dion, Special Envoy to the EU and former foreign minister, Canada
· Karen Ellemann, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Conversation led by:
· Mike Sfraga, Chair, US Arctic Research Commission & Chair, Polar Institute, Wilson Center

· Andreas Østhagen, Senior Researcher, Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Nord University
Open to the public, limited space

Location: Mack Brygghus, Direksjonen, Tromsø

Organizers: Fridtjof Nansen Institute & UiT: The Arctic University of Norway

This event is part of Arctic Frontiers Open. The event is open to the public, but there’s limited space.

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