Category: Speaking

Presentation at 3rd UArctic Congress

Yesterday I took part in a panel session on ‘Innovation and Pedagogy in Circumpolar Studies’ at the Third UArctic Congress.  My presentation, entitled ‘Model Arctic Council for sustainable development‘, proposed that experiential learning through Model Arctic Council (MAC) — such as the Polar Aspect MACs that I design and run for schools and universities — …

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Lecture at University of Northern British Columbia

On Monday, I had the privilege of delivering a guest lecture to third- and fourth-year undergraduate students at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The students were all taking part in the UNBC Geography Department’s course ‘Changing Arctic: Human and Environmental Systems’, convened by Prof Gail Fondahl. My lecture was entitled ‘”Greenshit go home” …

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Panel discussion at Centre of Gravity contemporary art exhibition

Yesterday I had the very enjoyable experience of participating in an ‘Arctic/Antarctic Symposium‘ connected with the Centre of Gravity (CoG) contemporary art exhibition.  Originally planned as an in-person event in the old Soapworks in Bristol, which was turned over to the CoG artistic collective for a month of artistic and creative outreach, the symposium unfortunately …

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Presentation at MUN Impact Global Summit

I was delighted to give a presentation today on ‘Model Arctic Council for Sustainable Development’ to teachers and students attending the first ever Global Summit hosted by MUN Impact. MUN Impact is an exciting young organisation dedicated to using Model United Nations simulations to inspire secondary-school pupils to learn about sustainable development, and to take …

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Lecture to AGATU International Summer School

It was a pleasure to give a lecture today on ‘The Moral Geography of the Arctic’ to faculty and students attending the International Summer School hosted by the Arctic State Agrotechnological University (AGATU, in Russian Arkticheskiy Gosudarstvyennuy Agrotekhnologicheskiy Universitet) in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia. Due to Covid-19, the summer school was held online. This was perhaps …

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Presentation at UK-Russia Arctic Marine Science Workshop

Today I had the privilege of visiting Northumbria University in Newcastle to participate in a UK-Russia Arctic Marine Science Workshop. The workshop focused on collaboration with Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU), especially their White Sea Biological Station (WSBS). I was particularly pleased to be able to showcase my Model Arctic Council (MAC) programmes, such as …

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