Category: Press & Mentions

Student remarks on SCOTMAC

I’m most grateful to Erica Zaja, a fourth-year undergraduate student reading Ecological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, for her very positive reflections on the first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC).  Erica took part as a delegate, never having experienced model diplomacy, and she had this to say in her guest post on …

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More media coverage of SCOTMAC

The first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC) launches tomorrow at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban!  SCOTMAC has previously been featured in Scotland’s The National newspaper, and I’m now very excited that Dr Irene Quaile, a journalist covering Arctic issues since 2007, has written a comprehensive article about SCOTMAC for her ‘Ice-Blog’, entitled …

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SCOTMAC featured in The National

Many thanks to Anthony Heron, a journalist with The National newspaper in Scotland, for his article ‘Here’s a “model” way to boost Scotland’s links with Sweden, Canada, America and more’.  The article features our first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC), coming up at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) this March.  It’s a privilege to …

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Student remarks on Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council

Many thanks to Will Richmond, a fourth-year undergraduate student at Trent University’s School of the Environment, for his stellar feedback on the first Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council (TRYKOMAC), in which he recently participated as a delegate.   In his blog post for Trent University news, Will wrote: As a student interested in the Arctic for the …

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Student remarks on 2nd online mini Model Arctic Council for Trent University

I was very pleased recently to read a blog post from Stephanie Masterman, an undergraduate student at the University of Washington who participated in the second online ‘mini’ Model Arctic Council (MAC) that I ran this past July as part of a Trent University course on the Circumpolar North.  Stephanie seems to have found her …

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Remarks on Arctic Economic Council in Toronto Star

Last Friday, I was cited in a Toronto Star article looking back on Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship, which ends with the April 2015 Ministerial meeting in Iqaluit: Canada also achieved its main goal of creating the Arctic Economic Council, a group of businesses operating in the North that is intended to share best practices and encourage economic development “This …

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Remarks on Danish-Canadian relations in The Arctic Journal

Yesterday, following Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s visit to Denmark, I was cited in an article on Danish-Canadian relations in Greenland’s The Arctic Journal: “The current border disagreements between Canada and Denmark are quite small scale and technical,” says Anthony Speca, of Polar Aspect, an Arctic affairs consultancy. “Certainly nothing that would harm otherwise good relations.” …

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Remarks on Greenpeace and Clyde River in The Arctic Journal

Recently, journalist Kevin McGwin of Greenland’s The Arctic Journal asked me to comment on the budding relationship between Greenpeace and the Inuit community of Clyde River in Nunavut.  Their common cause against seismic exploration in Baffin Bay has caused some surprise, not least because Greenpeace’s reputation amongst Inuit has scraped rock-bottom since the anti-sealing protests of …

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