Webinar Announcement
Arctic Pandemics: Arctic Yearbook Special Volume Virtual Launch

7 September 2023
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

For more information and to register, go to:…

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School announce their upcoming webinar, titled Arctic Pandemics: Arctic Yearbook Special Volume Virtual Launch. This webinar will take place 7 September 2023, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Webinar Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic was a global phenomenon, but its impacts in the Arctic, and the experiences of Arctic communities, were distinct.

Join hosts for the official launch event of the Arctic Yearbook’s Special Volume on Arctic Pandemics: COVID-19 and Other Pandemic Experiences and Lessons Learned. The volume includes 15 peer reviewed articles and ten shorter contributions, and is available open access on the Arctic Yearbook's website.

In this webinar, Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow and co-editor Jennifer Spence will moderate a discussion with select authors from the collection who will reflect on:

  • The unique conditions and characteristics of pandemic management in the Arctic (past, present, and future);
  • The impacts and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and public health actions and activities in the Arctic;
  • 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
  • The insights and advice presented in the volume that may inform pandemic preparedness and management and contribute to resilience in the Arctic.

The seminar will be recorded and available to watch online.

For more information and to register, go to:…

For questions, contact:
Elizabeth Hanlon
Email: ehanlon [at]