Fulbright Arctic Initiative III

After completing two years of research projects, both collaboratively and individually, scholars of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative from eight Arctic countries are now in Washington, DC to wrap up their program. Through their work in multidisciplinary teams, they have investigated the shared challenges their communities face in the Arctic, in order to propose policies that promote sustainable economies and resilient communities. This week, they will be presenting their research, policy recommendations, and discussing plans for future collaboration on upcoming projects.

Rather excitingly, we have two Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars From Denmark, who will be presenting this week: Dr. Lill Rastad Bjørst and Peter Wilhelm Lund Linde.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative III

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative brings together established researchers, early-career specialists, and indigenous knowledge experts from the 8 Arctic Council member states to form a network of scholars to conduct research. Fulbright Arctic Initiative III has addressed public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges and opportunities.

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Register and watch the livestream by clicking HERE, at the time of the Arctic symposium - Which is Thursday, April 27, at 8 PM (Central European Standard Time)

Lill Rastad Bjørst

Lill Rastad Bjørst is an associate professor at Aalborg Universitet. A particular strength of her research profile is her 15 years of experience researching climate change as a scholar within the human and social sciences as well as her many years of experience with research management both as a principal investigator (PI) and work package leader (WPL) and as the head of CIRCLA— Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic and as a research coordinator of the cross-faculty interdisciplinary platform AAU Arctic (2016-19). She will present her climate research on the Greenlandic society.

Peter Wilhelm Linde

Peter Wilhelm Linde is currently serving as Chief Counsellor for Arctic Affairs at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Here he is responsible for various issues, including public outreach, security policy, and relations with the EU.

For more than a decade, he has worked on Arctic-related issues and preserved the interests of the Kingdom of Denmark in close cooperation with the Faroe Islands and Greenland. This includes work on relations with the EU, fisheries, coordination of the work in the Arctic Council, and implementation of the Arctic strategy for the Kingdom of Denmark. He has also served as Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, where he helped to secure a long-term solution to whaling opportunities for indigenous communities.

Mr. Linde is a co-author of the Danish commentary on EU Law, EU-Karnov, where he writes about the EU’s Overseas Countries Territories (OCTs), including Greenland. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen and has been employed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2006. He has also been a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in EU Law at the University of Copenhagen. He will present his findings on how to Reassemble the Artic Puzzle after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Please note that the presentations of Dr. Lill Rastad Bjørst and Mr. Linde will be livestreamed on Thursday, April 27, from 2-4:30 pm EDT (Danish start time 8 pm).

The Link to the livestream will appear here at the time of the Arctic symposium.