Canada's and Europe's Northern Dimensions Seminar

Theme: Geopolitical and Legal Aspects of Canada's and Europe's Northern Dimensions

A joint initiative by the Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI), University of Alberta, Canada and the Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland, the inaugural seminar was held in Oulu on 19th May 2008 and the book of proceedings was published by University of Oulu Press (2009). It provided an opportunity for Canadian and Finnish and other Nordic policy-makers and researchers to present their research findings, discuss trends in policy, share their experiences, and offer their perspectives on the future challenges facing the northern regions of Europe and Canada. The Proceedings of the first seminar can be downloaded here.

The second seminar in this series will be held in Edmonton in May 2010, and CCI and the Thule Institute will be joined by Iceland’s Stefansson Arctic Institute and the Northern Research Forum in enlarging the participation of polar institutes and northern organizations in the organization of the series. The proceedings will be published in 2011.

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