Dr. Peter Kikkert
Dr. Peter Kikkert is the Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic Policy in the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government and Assistant Professor in the Public Policy and Governance program at St. Francis Xavier University. Kikkert’s research focuses on safety, security, sovereignty, and governance issues in the polar regions. He has published on the evolution of international law in the Arctic and Antarctic, the Canadian-American defence relationship in the North, the evolution of Arctic transportation, and histories of rural an d isolated communities. He has also written on the historic and contemporary role of the Canadian Armed Forces in the North and leadership within the Canadian Rangers. His current research program – supported by an Early Career Faculty Grant from the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network and a SSHRC Insight Development Grant– explores how to strengthen community-based search and rescue and emergency response capabilities in the Western Arctic.