The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) announces a summer school program, "Global-to-Local Interactions: Social-Ecological Resilience in a Rapidly
Changing North." The course will be offered 7-19 July 2009 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Course Objectives:
- Explore issues of rapid change, resilience, and sustainability in the context of Alaska's interior and arctic regions through the interdisciplinary lens of social-ecological systems.
- Learn firsthand about efforts of arctic science through interaction with researchers working in the north;
- Interact with local residents of an Alaskan village to discuss the implications of change to rural livelihoods.
- Build a network of young scholars who share an interest in high latitudes sustainability.

The course is open to graduate students currently enrolled in PhD and masters programs. U.S. citizens and international students are encouraged to apply. Applications will be evaluated based the
applicants' interest in issues of global change, northern sustainability, social-ecological interactions, and interdisciplinary training. Experience doing research in high latitudes is preferred but not required. Fieldwork in remote areas, hikes off the trail, and camping are part of the program.

To apply, fill out the registration form at: and submit it with the following, no later than Sunday, 1 March 2009:
- A two-page essay describing your current thesis research, your interest in the course topic, how your participation will contribute to your training and education;
- Two letters of reference, with one from your thesis advisor;
- A copy of your CV;
- One example that illustrates your work as a young scholar (optional).

Applications should be sent to:
Tohru Saito
PO Box 757335
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7340 USA
NOTE: If you choose to email your application, please send all documents in PDF format.