ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar with Mia Bennett (UCLA & Cryopolitics)

Development on Ice: Social and Economic Impacts of Arctic Transportation Infrastructure

Event Type: Lectures/Panels/Discussions

When: 14 April 2017

Where: ARCUS D.C. Office: 1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. and online for event live-stream

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Summary

ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)

Date: Friday, 14 April 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Mia Bennett, UCLA PhD candidate and Cryopolitics blog founder and editor

Presentation Title: "Development on Ice: Social and Economic Impacts of Arctic Transportation Infrastructure"

To register for this event, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/research-seminar-series


The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is pleased to announce the next Arctic Research Seminar Series event featuring Mia Bennett, UCLA PhD candidate and the Cryopolitics blog founder and editor. The event will be held in the ARCUS D.C. office at 1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. on Friday, 14 April 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET.

This seminar will also be available as a webinar live-stream for those unable to attend in person.

Registration is required for this event.

The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series brings some of the leading Arctic researchers to Washington, D.C. to share the latest findings and what they mean for decision-making. These seminars will be of interest to federal agency officials, congressional staff, non-governmental organizations, associations, and the public.

Bennett’s seminar titled "Development on Ice: Social and Economic Impacts of Arctic Transportation Infrastructure” will discuss the mechanisms connecting northern communities to regional and global transportation networks.

Mia Bennett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at UCLA and founder and editor of the Cryopolitics blog. Her research examines the drivers and impacts of contemporary Arctic industrial development by merging fieldwork, policy analysis, and remote sensing. Currently, she focuses on transportation infrastructure projects in Canada's Northwest Territories and the Russian Far East. Mia received an MPhil in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on the roles of China, Japan, and South Korea in the Arctic. She speaks French, Swedish, and Russian and has traveled extensively in the Arctic, from the Greenland Ice Sheet to northeast Russia. She shares photographs from her journeys on her blog and can be followed on Twitter @miageografia.

This event is a brown-bag lunch that will be held in the ARCUS D.C. office (1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. Fourth Floor). Cookies and beverages will be provided. A live webinar is also available to
those unable to attend in person. Instructions for accessing the event online will be sent to webinar registrants prior to the event.

For those of you on Twitter, we also invite you to join us in live-tweeting the event using the hashtag #arcuswebinar.

For more information and to register for the event, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/research-seminar-series.

For questions, contact:
Brit Myers
Email: brit [at] arcus.org