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Opening Meeting for the 2018-19 Fulbright Arctic Initiative

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative brings together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

The two Danish Arctic Scholars, Dr. Christina Viskum Lytken-Larsen and Dr. Sanne Vammen Larsen, are in Canada for the Opening Meeting of the 2018-19 Fulbright Arctic Initiative. The meeting takes place from May 21-26. This marks the beginning of academic collaboration between a total of 16 selected Fulbright scholars from Arctic Council member nations. Over the next 18 months, they will explore topics such as renewable energy, fisheries management, health and wellness, and telecommunications infrastructure in the Arctic.

Dr. Christian Larsen’s academic research is focused on how the impact of ACE (adverse childhood experiences) is being transformed into Community Resilience Programs in Alaska, as well as how Greenland can reduce incidences of ACE and improve families’ well-being and resilience.

Dr. Sanne Larsen’s research investigates resilience under uncertain Arctic conditions, in order to explore the potential of impact assessment (IA) and how local knowledge can play a role in decision-making for large-scale development projects.

During the week, the scholars and the organizing host, Fulbright Canada will be active on social media, and the public can follow and engage with them on the Twitter accountant @FulbrightArctic

Meet all of the scholars here