Arctic Academic eTalks
The Arctic Academic eTalks are an academically-focused, bimonthly forum for open discussion (non-attribution) on key issues affecting the Circumpolar Arctic for scholars and practitioners from Canada, Finland, Iceland, Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland and Faroe Islands), Norway, Sweden, and the United States. This discussion will allow for a more robust exploration into scholarly aspects of Arctic defence and security topics.
The Arctic Academic eTalks include alternating academic presentations and open discussions (beginning in May 2021) with invite-only activities (beginning in June 2021) in which experts will be asked to tackle specific challenge questions related to the Arctic information environment.
The Arctic Academic eTalks is a collaborative effort co-hosted by “The Watch” Command Magazine, United States Northern Command, United States European Command, United States Indo-Pacific Command, and the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network.
The Arctic Academic eTalks partners are the core group of various representative geographic/institutional advisors. They help ensure the most appropriate balance of topics and ideas as well as recommendations on speakers. Partners include:
- Center for Arctic Security and Resilience, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory United Kingdom
- George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
- Joint Task Force North – Canadian Armed Forces
- Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom
- NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
- Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies
- Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
- Royal Danish Defence College
- United States Coast Guard
- William J. Perry Center, National Defense University
Upcoming Arctic Academic eTalks
- October 2021: Invite-only workshop
- November 2021: Focused on domestic resilience and misinformation
- December 2021: Invite-only workshop
- January 2022: Focused on Greenland
- September 2021: China: Information and Influence with presentations by Dr. Camilla T.N.Sørensen and Dr. Marc Lanteigne
- August 2021: Invite-only workshop
- July 2021: Geopolitics and Military Diplomacy in the Arctic with presentations by Dr. Andrea Charron and Dr. Joshua Tallis. The video is available here.
- June 2021: Invite-only workshop – Expectations from the Russian Arctic Council Chairmanship, Arctic Academic eTalks Closed Session Report, June 2021