The Speakers Bureau is a directory of arctic researchers and experts that are available to visit organizations, communities or schools to give presentations. The directory contains names, addresses, science specialties, and presentation experience.
We encourage organizations and communities applying to the Arctic Visiting Speakers Series to use the Speakers Bureau to select a visiting speaker. If a particular subject or speaker is not listed, please contact Judy Fahnestock at avs [at] arcus.org, for suggested speakers.
It is important to communicate the results and appeal of our scientific work to a broad audience.
Dr. Huntington completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1991. Subsequently he worked for the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, the North Slope Borough (Alaska), and Inuit Circumpolar Conference, prior to becoming an independent researcher and consultant in 1997. Dr. Hungtington has produced several scientific and plain-language publications on various aspects of the Arctic. He has conducted research around the Arctic on traditional knowledge, contaminants, climate, ecology, and human dimensions. He is Past Board President of ARCUS and a member of the Polar Research Board, National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Huntington's research interests include the Arctic environment, traditional knowledge, arctic peoples, human dimensions of the Arctic.
Dr. Huntington has made presentations for audiences at schools, mixed scientific audiences, and policy fora. He would be glad to speak to academic audiences, graduate students, the general public and schools.
Representative lecture titles might include:
Oceans, watersheds, and people: Facts, myths, and realities.
Humans and the Arctic environment: changing roles, changing research.
Traditional ecological knowledge, satellites, and migratory species: complementary approaches to ecological understanding.
Peoples of the Arctic: similarities and differences.
Dr. Huntington participated in the 2002 Arctic Visiting Speaker Series and was a keynote speaker at the North American Environmental Education Association conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska, 2003.