The general theme of the 2008 Academy is Climate Change Defining Human Security; it will be subdivided, and papers presented under a series of integrated sub-themes, for further details and to propose a paper please see the second call for participation, a copy is linked to at the bottom of this page.
As a part of the Calotte Academy 2008 there will also be a workshop of the Northern Eurasian Geopolitics (NEG) research project in Inari on Thursday, 22nd May. The workshop includes two sessions with scientific papers presented by, on one hand, the researchers of the NEG project and on the other, young researchers and advanced graduate students who are experts on the fields of the sub-themes. Those who are interested in participating are asked to contact the organizers.
The Calotte Academy is a cooperation between regional and national institutions and sub-national governments coming from Finland, Norway and Russia. Thus, the 2008 Academy will be co-organized by the Municipality of Inari, the Saami Educational Centre, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Finnbarents at University of Lapland, and Thule Institute at the University of Oulu (from Finland); the Barents Institute (from Norway); and the Murmansk Humanities Institute and the Institute of Economic Studies at the Kola Science Centre (from Russia).
The Calotte Academy has served since 2002 as a regional conference of the Northern Research Forum (NRF), and hence the Calotte Academy 2008 also contributes the 5th NRF Open Meeting Seeking Balance in a Changing North in Anchorage, Alaska, USA in September 24-27th of 2008 (for more information on this see: www.nrf.is).
For more information on the Event please visit the Barents Institute Webpage.