Human Security in the Arctic

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Kamrul Hossain
 
Florian Stammler
 
Mirva Salminen & Ilona Mettiäinen
 
Kamrul Hossain / Photo: Matias Salo Kamrul Hossain / Photo: Matias Salo
Florian Stammler / Photo: Matias Salo Florian Stammler / Photo: Matias Salo
Mirva Salminen / Photo: Matias Salo Mirva Salminen / Photo: Matias Salo
Ilona Mettiäinen / Photo: Matias Salo Ilona Mettiäinen / Photo: Matias Salo
Juha Käpylä / Photo: Matias Salo Juha Käpylä / Photo: Matias Salo

Mon 11.9.2017 at 9:30-11:30
the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, 2nd floor, Helsinki

In popular media and public discourse, security dynamics in the Arctic are often linked to military and hard security questions. However, most of the practical work done in international Arctic cooperation focuses on issues of human security. As the Arctic is becoming increasingly global, intensifying climatological, environmental and socio-economic dynamics affect the daily practices of people living in the north and emphasise the importance of a broader approach to security in the region. This seminar will provide a broad overview of the human security thematic in the Arctic, with a specific focus on the Barents region. How to understand human security in the Arctic? What are the key societal, economic and environmental challenges that face the Barents region? What is the current state of indigenous issues? How can technology and particularly digitalisation help in adapting to the on-going changes in the region?

Speakers: 

Kamrul Hossain, Associate Professor, Director, the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Center, University of Lapland

Florian Stammler, Research Professor, coordinator of the Arctic Anthropology research group, Arctic Center, University of Lapland

Mirva Salminen, Researcher, the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Center, University of Lapland

Ilona Mettiäinen, Researcher, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland

Chair: Juha Käpylä, Senior research fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs