Global Arctic – Regional Governance.


Visions and Mediations of Northern Spaces

Tid: On 2017-12-06 kl 09.00 - To 2017-12-07 kl 10.45

Föreläsare: Annika E. Nilsson and Miyase Christensen

Plats: Nordic museum in Stockholm

Climate change has placed the Arctic into media limelight, with images of environmental change and conflicting interests that play an important role for public perceptions about the region. Media storylines and images also enter discussions about how the region should be governed. To explore this intersection between political decision making and mediation of the Arctic in a rapidly evolving media landscape, a group of international scholars and media practitioners are gathering for a workshop in Stockholm 6-7 December 2017. The aim of this workshop is to start a discussion about the implications of the changing media and political landscape for circumpolar regional governance.


We are pleased to invite you to participate in the workshop’s open program on December 6th and the morning of December 7th and to take part in dialogue on how the Arctic today is taking shape geopolitically and virtually.
Participation is free of charge but space is limited and you need to register before 27 November.
The workshop is organized as part of the research project Arctic Governance and the Question of Fit in a Globalized World funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas in collaboration with the museum´s program on Man in the Arctic in the Light of Climate Change led by the Hallwyl visiting professor at the Nordic Museum and Stockholm University. It is held at the Nordic museum in Stockholm.

Program highlights:
Wednesday 6 December
Morning session 9.00-11.45

  • Welcome and introduction. Annika E. Nilsson, Stockholm Environment Institute and Miyase Christensen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University
  • Melting, Shrinking and Expanding: Putting ‘the Arctic’ in its mediated place? Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Roundtable: Mediation and politics in a changing Arctic landscape with Heather Exner-Pirot, University of Saskatchewan, Canada and Arctic Yearbook, Alice Rogoff, Arctic Now, and Lassi Heininen, University of Lapland. Moderated by Peder Roberts, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Arctic governance, scalar politics and the question of fit in a mediatized world. Annika E. Nilsson and Miyase Christensen

Lunch break
Film 12.30-13.15
I am Mountain, with discussion by artist Hannah Ljungh and researcher Jacob von Heland, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Afternoon session 13.15-16.00

  • Mediations of climate change: implications for justice and democracy. Anabela Carvalho, University of Minho.
  • How the digital revolution is changing communication about the environment and climate change. James Painter, Reuter Institute, University of Oxford.
  • Highlights from media and policy studies:
    • o Framing the Arctic: Rebecca Pincus, US Coast Guard Academy
    • o Arctic frames in diplomatic action: Elana Wilson Rowe, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
    • o Changing narratives of conflict and cooperation in the Arctic: analysis of the Russian media: EkaterinaKlimenko Stockholm, International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Thursday 7 December 9.00-10.45

  • Introduction to the day
  • Who is mediating the Arctic? Discussion with introductory reflections by Anna-Lill Drugge, Umeå University on 'Mediating the Arctic by bringing forward the Sami - balancing between cultural appropriation' and Anna Roosvall, Stockholm University, on 'Varieties of voice and agency: Transnational justice perspectives'.


Questions? Please contact: annika.nilsson@sei-international.org

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