Introduction to the Arctic: Climate Change, Security, and More
Learn from expert speakers about the Arctic region and critical issues that it faces through topics such as erosion and climate change in permafrost landscapes, Arctic security, the importance of art to climate awareness, and sustainable wound dressings made out of fish skin in Iceland —on February 18th from 3:30 to 7:30. The event will take place both virtually and in-person in 1502 Posvar Hall. Snacks will be provided, and attendees will receive a resource book about future opportunities to explore Arctic topics. Speaker bios, registration information, and schedule can be found below.
Sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; European Studies Center; Ford Institute for Human Security; Global Experiences Office; Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation; and Pitt Climate and Global Change Center.
This workshop is open to all. If you are joining us in person, please complete the registration form no later than February 17th. There is no deadline for those attending virtually.
Friday, February 18th
3:30 - 3:45PM: Introduction to the Artic
3:45 - 4:30PM: An Overview of Arctic Security with Brandon Boylan
4:30 - 5:15PM: Presenation from Kerecis representative
5:15 - 5:30PM: Break
5:30 - 6PM: Presentation from Native Movement representative
6 - 6:30PM: Sensitivity of erosion-rate in permafrost landscapes to environmental conditions based on a sedimentary record from Burial Lake, AK with Eitan Shelef
6:30 - 7PM: How Art Informs Policy Change/North Pole Residency with Theresa Baughman
7 - 7:30PM: Speaker Panel Q&A Session
View and download our event flyer below!