Lecture: Science Diplomacy in the Arctic

Lecture at the National Research University Higher School of Economics

The Arctic Region as a Zone of Collaboration and a Zone of Competition is a project hosted by the School of International Regional Studies of the Department of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia) in cooperation with the University of Oslo (Norway), the University of Akureyri (Iceland), Novosibirsk State University (Russia), and the Arctic Economic Council (Norway).

Elena Adasheva and Luiza Brodt. Science Diplomacy in the Arctic

The lecture provided theoretical foundations of science diplomacy and highlighted the importance of the Arctic region for examining relations between science and diplomacy. First, the presentation covered theoretical aspects of science diplomacy, including: definitions from various schools of thought; stakeholders and networks; approaches to conducting and studying science diplomacy. Second, the speakers discussed various examples of science diplomacy in the Arctic. These study cases included the Arctic Council, non-Arctic States (China, the United Kingdom, Monaco), Murmansk Region, and international Arctic science organizations (IASSA and IASC). The lecture had an interactive format allowing students to contribute their comments and ask questions.