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20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territory

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Breakout / Global power
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Our changing climate is most apparent in the Arctic, where warm temperatures are displacing entire ecosystems and redetermine the lives of local populations. While we have a wealth of scientific data, we still lack the narratives to help us organise facts into stories of personal significance and turn a chaotic moment in human history into an opportunity for development. What are the ways forward?

Artistic Director, The Arctic Cycle, New York City
Professor, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi; Editor, Arctic Yearbook; Chair, Northern Research Forum, Steering Committee, Akureyri
Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam
Director, Arctic Futures Initiative International Program Office, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Science Editor, Spiegel Online GmbH, Hamburg

Array Chantal BILODEAU

Artistic Director, The Arctic Cycle, New York City

Freelance writer and translator Artistic Director, The Arctic Cycle Founder & Editor, Artists & Climate Change Co-organizer, Climate Change Theatre Action
since 2002
since 2009
since 2012
since 2015

Dr. Lassi HEININEN

Professor, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi; Editor, Arctic Yearbook; Chair, Northern Research Forum, Steering Committee, Akureyri

Researcher at Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), Finland Co-ordinator of Arctic Studies Program at Arctic Centre, University of Lapland Senior Scientist, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland Postdoctoral researcher of Academy of Finland at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland Visiting Professor and Holder of the Chair of Finnish Studies at Lakehead University, Canada NorFA Visiting Professor (NorFA-gästprofessor) on European and Nordic studies at Petrozavodsk State University, Russia Senior Scientist at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland University Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland Editor of the Arctic Yearbook
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Array Jennifer MORGAN

Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, German, French, Italian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Master of Arts: International Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C Coordinator, US Climate Action Network, Washington, D.C. Director, Global Climate Campaign, WWF - Worldwide Fund for Nature, Washington D.C.; Berlin Director, Global Climate Program, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism, London Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.; Berlin
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Array Anni REISSELL

Director, Arctic Futures Initiative International Program Office, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

 Anni Reissell is currently Science Coordinator at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and a research scholar at IIASA. She holds a PhD in atmospheric chemistry of biogenic volatile organic compounds. Her background includes radiopharmaceuticals, natural radioactivity, air quality measurements of inorganic and organic compounds, analytical chemistry. Previous positions include research scientist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, a research chemist at the Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside, and Executive Officer of the Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS).
 Dr. Reissell's research interests are broad and include integrated land-ecosystem atmosphere processes in relation to climate change and global change. She has 20 years' experience in chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and global change research, and with international global change research programs and policies.

MA Christoph SEIDLER

Science Editor, Spiegel Online GmbH, Hamburg

Intern, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich Journalistic Training, SPIEGEL ONLINE/DER SPIEGEL, Hamburg/Berlin Freelance Journalist for German Public Radio, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Süddeutsche Zeitung and others Intern, Canadian Embassy in Germany, Berlin Intern, German Public Radio, Brussels Intern, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva Intern, German Embassy in Romania, Bucharest
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26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00Professional Programme “Our World’s Future”Partner
13:00 - 16:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
13:00 - 16:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
07:00 - 10:00Devil’s diplomacyPartner
08:00 - 10:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
08:00 - 09:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
12:00 - 14:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
15:00 - 16:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
17:00 - 18:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

06:30 - 07:30Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefingPlenary
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovationBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migrationBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challengesBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesionBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populismBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in EuropeBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risksBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertaintyBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside outBreakout
10:30 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Talia SassonPartner
10:30 - 12:00Lunch receptionBreakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social MediaBreakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in AustriaBreakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth?Breakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe’s next narrativeBreakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way outBreakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way?Breakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practiceBreakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policiesBreakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territoryBreakout
12:00 - 14:30Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?Breakout
15:30 - 17:00Security and liberty in the digital futurePlenary
17:30 - 19:00Green Innovation: urgent & important at oncePlenary

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary