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Mary Durfee, PhD, “Arctic Governance in a Changing World”

Arctic Governance in a Changing World
Saturday, March 13 
10 am – noon

Environmental change strongly affects the Arctic, posing human security problems and opening opportunities in other respects.  The region has high levels of cooperation and has creative ways of solving problems, though the loss of US support for these methods and for cooperation with Canada in the past four years has weakened the system. Nevertheless, Indigenous peoples sit at the table with sovereign states, conflicts over territory are essentially non-existent and sovereign rights in maritime affairs are well structured through the law of the sea. This talk explores the many ways ‘governance’ happens in the Arctic. Mary Durfee, PhD, Professor Emerati, Michigan Tech University explores the findings from this book she co-authored with Dr. Rachael Lorna Johnstone from the University of Akureyri, Iceland.

Free and open to the public. Contact us for Zoom info.

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Introducing Civics Trek

The AAUW Eugene-Lane Branch and Girls’ Voices Matter is pleased to invite submissions for our inaugural Civics Trek Contest (applications due March 12, 2021) …

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