Lecturer was hold on Wednesday, March 22 within Arctic Expert Club HSE - NArFU by Paul Berkman is Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.
Russia’s Arctic territories are home to a diverse but highly vulnerable ecosystem and to traditional lifestyles lived by native peoples resident in the region. It is a region that boasts significant natural resources. So how can we expand our exploitation of these resources and develop the Arctic economy without negatively impacting either the region’s delicate ecosystems or the native people’s way of life? The Institute for Regional Research and Urban Planning at HSE and the Arctic Center for Strategic Research at NArFU held a round table to examine these issues. The round table discussion proposed a resolution for distribution to federal state agencies.
The 2015 Thorvald Stoltenberg Conference on Arctic Urban Sustainability in Russia was organized by the Barents Institute at The University of Tromsø and the Arctic University of Norway and took place on September 24-26 in Kirkenes, Norway. The event was dedicated to sustainable development of Arctic urban settlements and addressed issues ranging from the analysis and assessment of natural and climatic processes to socio-economic and geopolitical factors and the models of development. Leading researchers from the universities of the USA, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Finland and Poland took part in the conference. The Research School of Regional Arctic Studies, organized by the Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning and the Department for Spatial Development and Regional Studies represented HSE at the event.
The third Russian–Japanese Forum on Cooperation in Business, Investment and Sport took place in Tokyo, Japan. The event was organized by leading Japanese and Russian newspapers ‘Mainichi Shimbun’ and ‘Rossiyskaya Gazeta’. Sergei Naryshkin, Russian State Duma Speaker took part in the event.
Participants of the Grant ‘Governance, Community and Ecology: Responding to Challenges of Resource Development in the Circumpolar North’ Went on an Expedition to Kirkenes (Norway)
The main aim of the expedition, which took place from May 11 to 14, 2015, was to study the international experience of how municipal authorities solve the environmental, economic, and social problems related to intensive resource development in Arctic regions.
National Conference with International Participation ‘Complex Research and Cooperation in the Arctic: Interaction between Universities and Research Institutions’
On February 26th and 27th, 2015, the conference ‘Complex Research and Cooperation in the Arctic: Interaction between Universities and Research Institutions’ took place at the Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University. The event attracted leading researchers and university professionals who study the Arctic. Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning (IRSUP) researchers Irina Ilyina, Alexander Minin and Olga Khoreva participated in the conference.