In a special lecture for NArFU’s PhD students Professor Heininen presented the results of his own research published in the book “Arctic Strategies and Policies: Inventory and Comparative Study”. He portrayed the contemporary Arctic as a global space of growing political interests of different countries. At the same time the Arctic is an example of successful cooperation in the international arena. He also underlined the increasing interest and influence of non-governmental actors in the Arctic region, such as NGOs and business.
his lectures Professor Heininen emphasized that the Arctic is our
common future, and to contribute to the sustainable development of the
region we should take care of it and learn more about it. We should
understand which actors play on the political arena in the Arctic
region, and what their interests and their strategies are. To all
students interested in the Arctic issues, Lassi Heininen recommended to
read Arctic Yearbooks – international and interdisciplinary publications
dedicated to the analysis of Arctic geopolitics. These books are
available at www.arcticyearbook.com.
In the framework of his
visit Professor Heininen also took part in the Parliamentarian
–III “Humans in the North dimension” and met with representatives
of NArFU’s departments: Innovation and Technology Centre of Arctic oil
and gas laboratory studies, Department for International Cooperation,
UArctic Research Office, and Integrated Safety Institute.
Professor Lassi Heininen visited Northern Arctic Federal University
Fri, Nov 29, 2013
Lassi Heininen, Adjunct Professor of the University of Lapland, Finland and Chairman of the Steering Committee of Northern Research Forum, visited Northern Arctic Federal University on 12–15 November and gave lectures to NArFU’s students. Professor Heininen’s course of lectures focused on Security issues, Geopolitics and Regionalism in the Arctic region. During the first lectures to BA and MA students Lassi Heininen spoke about the development of the circumpolar north, and how under the influence of various factors (political, economic, etc.) the picture of the Arctic world had gradually changed.