Integrating Theories, Data and Methods to Ascertain Local, National and International Relevance
This workshop will gather a diverse group of scholars to discuss the state-of-the art in Arctic social sciences and develop visioning scenarios for the future of social science research in the Arctic. The core topics will parallel discussions held at other regional workshops (Portland, OR and Providence, RI), which include: social sciences research and climate change; interdisciplinary research in the Arctic; social sciences and humanities in the Arctic, and applied social sciences research. Although the majority of attendees will be social scientists, we will invite researchers from the natural sciences and humanities to broaden the range of perspectives included in workshop discussions. A particular emphasis of the workshop will be on applied research through integrating social science theories, methods and data to serve the needs of Arctic communities, to meet national U.S. priorities and to address global challenges of the 21st century. A special theme will be the relevance of Arctic social science scholarship for sustainable development at different scales and in different regions (including all Arctic nations and continental U.S.).