The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance

  • Munk 208N 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON

Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Room 208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs

Title: The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance

Jessica Shadian discusses her recent book The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance, the first in-depth account of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC). Beginning with European exploration of the region and concluding with recent debates over ownership of the Arctic, the book unfolds the history of a polity that has overcome colonization and attempted assimilation to emerge as a political actor which has influenced both Arctic and global governance.

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Shadian is an AIAS-Marie Curie COFUND Fellow in Global Governance at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark.

This event is part of our Arctic Speakers’ Series in conjunction with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.