The Institute of Arctic Studies

The Institute of Arctic Studies (IAS) at the Dickey Center is Dartmouth's crossroads for interdisciplinary research, discussion, and education on global climate change and Arctic policy issues. We support courses that delve into the challenges facing the Earth due to rapid environmental change.

Who We Are

The Institute of Arctic Studies is led by Director Ross Virginia in partnership with Matthew AyresMelody Brown Burkins, and Lauren Culler. Program coordination is provided by Natalie Stephenson. A list of additional faculty, staff, and fellow affiliates with IAS can be found here.

Our Future

We provide undergraduate and graduate students with guidance on educational and research opportunities. We support a graduate program in polar environmental change that is preparing a new generation of scientists and engineers. Our seminars and public events with notable scholars and policymakers highlight the importance of polar regions and global ecosystems in world affairs and spark productive discussion of these issues within our community and beyond.

The John Sloan Dickey Center