Week of the Arctic Session Announcement Arctic Council Ministerial Livestream Watch Party

Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee and UAF

When: 11 May 2017

Where: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Wood Center Ballroom, 9:30-11:30 a.m. ADT

More information: 

Summary

The Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) will co-host a "watch party" during the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting. Watch party attendees will be able to watch the proceedings of the Ministerial event while engaging in relevant discussion. Light refreshments will be provided during the watch party.

Discussion topics:

  • Introduction to Arctic Council, history, and structure
  • Review of issues to be addressed and geopolitical context
  • Alaska's role in products from U.S. Chairmanship
  • Alaska's plan for future engagement

Discussion moderated by:

  • Dr. Larry Hinzman, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Drue Pearce, Institute of the North

Attendance to the official Arctic Council Ministerial is restricted to official delegations of the eight Arctic States, Permanent Participants,
and Observers.

Ministerial agenda topics:

  • Presentation of the accomplishments of the Arctic Council during the U.S. Chairmanship
  • Presentation on Scientific Cooperation Agreement
  • Statements from the Arctic States and from the Permanent Participants
  • Adoption of the Senior Arctic Officials' Report to Ministers and the Fairbanks Declaration
  • Presentation of the Finnish Chairmanship Program

Livestreaming of the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting will be available worldwide courtesy of the U.S. State Department.

To access the livestream broadcast, go to: www.state.gov

For questions, contact:
Nils Andreassen
Email: nandreassen [at] institutenorth.org
Phone: 907-351-4982