The COVID-19 pandemic was a global phenomenon, but its impacts in the Arctic, and the experiences of Arctic communities, were distinct. The special volume includes 15 peer reviewed articles and ten shorter contributions, and is available open access on the Arctic Yearbook's website.

The webinar is organized by the Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center’s Arctic Initiative. Senior Fellow and co-editor Jennifer Spence will moderate a discussion with select authors from the collection who will reflect on:

  1. The unique conditions and characteristics of pandemic management in the Arctic (past, present and future),
  2. The impacts and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and public health actions and activities in the Arctic,
  3. The experiences and best practices from across the Arctic, with a priority on Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and experiences and lessons learned at the community level, and
  4. The insights and advice presented in the volume that may inform pandemic preparedness and management and contribute to resilience in the Arctic.

Learn more and sign up for the online event here. It is free and open to the public. The event is held on September 7, 2023, from 11:00am-12:30 EST (UTC -5:00).