Lee Huskey | Wednesday, 17 May 2006 - Wednesday, 24 May 2006
Lee Huskey, a professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage, participated in the Calotte Academy 2006, a forum focusing on northern issues held annually since 1991. This year’s meeting was held both in Finland and Norway in late May.
The North Calotte is a region of the European Arctic shared by the Nordic countries and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Inari is a municipality in northern Finland that falls within this region.
While in Finland, Huskey spoke as part of a themed session focusing on the geopolitics of North Calotte and the state of human development in Inari. He also contributed to a session on multiculturalism in Lapland and participated in a meeting of the Nordic-Russian Research Project to discuss northern Eurasian geopolitics. At the conclusion of these events, Huskey participated in a press conference launching the Finnish version of the Arctic Human Development Report (AHDR).
In Norway, Huskey contributed to a session entitled “New Northern Security: Climate Change, Flows of Globalization, Environmental Conflicts, Competing Hunt for Hydrocarbons and Borderless Space”, as well as another session focused on multiculturalism in Lapland. He participated in press conferences and interviews as part of this event as well.