Fulbright Arctic Initiative Held a Public Forum in Finland

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Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center, and Co-Lead Scholar for the Fulbright Arctic Initiative (far left) in Finland at the Kierikki Stone Age Center.

Fulbright Finland 2016 Virginia & Sfraga

Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth, and Mike Sfraga, Vice Chancellor for University and Student Advancement at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, are Co-Lead Scholars of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative.

February 18, 2016

To mark the mid-point of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, Arctic Scholars convened in Oulu, Finland, for a week-long plenary meeting and an Arctic Symposium to share updates on their research projects, discuss research challenges, and receive input for moving forward.

Click here for a video link to the entire public program

Fulbright Arctic Scholar Dr. Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth, said, “At our inaugural meeting in Iqaluit, we came as individual scholars from the eight Arctic Council states and left as a team focusing our research on the themes of water, energy, health, and infrastructure. We committed our effort to asking multidisciplinary research questions that are relevant to the wellbeing of communities as well as larger scale issues important to the Arctic Council such as climate change, energy policy, and the health of the Arctic Ocean and freshwaters."

Read the entire U.S. State Department statement about the meetings.

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