Year: 2019

Norwich, England, UK (c) 2019 Anthony Speca

Model Arctic Council at Secondary School

Growing interest in the Arctic Council amongst scholars and educators has recently stimulated a number of Model Arctic Councils (MACs). MACs are pedagogical simulations in which participants play the role of delegate to a cycle of Arctic Council meetings. MACs are normally aimed at university students, particularly postgraduates and advanced undergraduates, but since 2016 I …

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Appointment to Trent School for the Study of Canada

I’m honoured and delighted to announce that today I’ve been appointed to the School for the Study of Canada at Trent University as an Adjunct Professor. This appointment follows recent collaboration with Trent on Model Arctic Council initiatives, both online as part of a Trent course and in-person as a stand-alone five-day simulation for students …

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Norwich Model Arctic Council for University 2019

I’m delighted to announce that last week I launched the first Norwich Model Arctic Council for University (NORMAC University), in collaboration with Trent University in Canada and the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK.  Twenty-three students from these two universities gathered together on the UEA campus for five days of learning about the …

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Presentation at 2nd Model UN Advisers Conference

Yesterday, I had the privilege of giving a brief presentation about my Model Arctic Council (MAC) initiative to a conference of Model United Nations (MUN) Advisers—secondary-school teachers who encourage and support their pupils as they prepare for and participate in simulated UN diplomacy. MUN has existed almost as long as the United Nations itself, and …

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Norwich Model Arctic Council 2019

Last week, the fourth annual Norwich Model Arctic Council (NORMAC) convened at Norwich School in the UK.  NORMAC 2019 was a longer event than either NORMAC 2017 or NORMAC 2018, spanning three days from the afternoon of Thursday 27th February to the afternoon of Sunday 3rd March.  But it was again a sizeable and international conference, involving 42 …

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