25 November 2022

All times are Central European Time (CET)-Amsterdam

09.30 Welcome and introduction to REPAIR: Dr. Özlem Terzi

09.45: Keynote Speeches: Discussion moderated by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner

Paradoxes in Arctic Policies, Clara Ganslandt, EU Special Envoy for the Arctic

The Netherlands and the Arctic: Polar Diplomacy at a time of global warming and cooling relations, René van Hell, Arctic Ambassador of the Netherlands

11.00-11.15 Coffee Break

11.15- 12.30 Introducing Arctic Research at the VU: Moderated by Dr. Özlem Terzi

Arctic coastal erosion and its impact on northern communities Prof. Dr. Jorien Vonk, Dr. Lina Madaj, Fleur van Crimpen, Faculty of Science

Food in the cold: exploring food security and sovereignty in Whitehorse, Yukon; Prof. Dr. Ben Sonneveld, Faculty of Science 

Not all roads lead to the Arctic- but some do, Mr. Pjotr Elshout, European Polar Board, Alumnus VU Political Science Master

12.30-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30: Introducing Arctic Research at the University of Lapland: Moderated by Prof. Dr. Monica Tennberg.

Are Reindeer the New Buffalo? Climate Change, the Green Shift, and Manifest Destiny in Sápmi, Prof. Rauna Kuokkanen, Faculty of Social Sciences

The Arctic Railway in the Current Geopolitical Situation, Prof. Soili Nysten Haarala, Faculty of Law

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