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Umeå Arctic Forum 2022 – "Connecting in the Arctic"

Mon
12
Dec
Time Monday 12 December until Tuesday 13 December, 2022 at 09:00 - 15:00
Place Umeå Folkets Hus

Registration is now closed. You can still attend digitally. Zoom link will be published on this page at the end of this week.

Umeå Arctic Forum is the meeting place where researchers, decision-makers, civil society and industry can discuss issues of sustainable development from an Arctic perspective.

This year's Umeå Arctic Forum is dedicated to celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Arctic Center at Umeå University.

This will be manifested by highlighting examples of research collaborations and network building in the Arctic from 2012 to 2022, but also by discussing future visions for the Arctic centre and Arctic research.

Umeå Arctic Forum 2022 will be held as a two-day event. The first day, Monday 12 December, has a broader Arctic scope, while the second day, Tuesday 13 December, will be centered around Umeå University's Arctic Graduate School with a focus on sustainable development.

Program

Day 1: Monday 12 December

Theme: Connecting in the Arctic

Venue: Studion, Umeå Folkets Hus

08:30 Registration and coffee

09:15 Welcome

Dieter Müller, Chair, the Arctic Centre’s steering group.
Keith Larson, Director, the Arctic Centre at Umeå University,
Linda Lundmark, Head of the Arctic Graduate School.

09:45 Session 1: Disconnecting in the Arctic        

Douglas Nord, visiting Fulbright Professor at Umeå University,
Outi Snellman, Vice President Organization, the University of The Arctic (UArctic),
Åsa Larsson Blind, Vice President of the Saami Council (Sámiráđđi),
Niklas Eklund, Professor of Political Science, Umeå University (session chair).

10:45 Coffee 

11:15 Session 2: Connecting research in the Arctic

Birgitta Evengård, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Umeå University,
Dag Avango, Professor of History, Luleå Technical University, and Co-Director, the Arctic Five,
Krister Stoor, Associate Professor of Sami Studies, Umeå University, and member of the Academic Advisory Committee for the University of The Arctic (UArctic),
Lars Kullerud, President, the University of The Arctic (UArctic),
Lena Maria Nilsson, Research Coordinator, The Arctic Centre at Umeå University (session chair).

12:15 Session 3: A just transition for the Arctic

Erland Mårald, Professor at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University,
Kristina Sehlin MacNeil, Research Fellow and Deputy Director at Várdduo – Center for Sami Research, Umeå University,
Linda Lundmark, Associate Professor of Human Geography, Umeå University, and Head of the Arctic Graduate School (session chair).

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Session 4: The Arctic in the Media – changing narratives about the North

Annika Egan Sjölander, Professor of Media and Communication Studies, Umeå University,
Magdalena Martinsson, Reporter and Producer, Swedish Radio,
Miyase Christensen, Professor of Media and Communication Studies, Stockholm University,
Bertholof Brännström, Journalist, Barents Press (session chair).

15:00 Coffee 

15:30 Session 5: Directors’ dialogue about the Arctic Centre’s first ten years

Peter Sköld, Former Director, the Arctic Centre (2012–2020),
Niklas Eklund, Former Director, the Arctic Centre (2021),
Keith Larson, Director, the Arctic Centre (2022–present),
Dieter Müller, Chair, the Arctic Centre’s steering group (session chair).

16:30 Day 1 ends. Music: Jeff Elliot

18:00 Dinner

 

Day 2: Tuesday 13 December

Theme: Researching in the Arctic

Venue: The Peterson-Berger Room, Umeå Folkets Hus

09:30 Registration and coffee            

10:00 Session 1: Researching the Arctic

Kirsi Latola, Vice President Networks, the University of The Arctic (UArctic),
Keith Larson, Director, the Arctic Centre at Umeå University (session chair).

10:40 Session 2: Arctic research in the past – meet four senior researchers

Anna Zachrisson, Associate Professor of Political Science,
Christina Storm Mienna, Director of Várdduo – Center for Sámi Research, and Associate Professor of Odontology, Umeå University,
Jon Moen,  Professor of Ecology, Umeå University,
Coppélie Cocq, Professor in Sámi Studies and Digital Humanities, Umeå University,
Linda Lundmark, Head of the Arctic Graduate School (session chair).

12:10 Lunch

13:10 Session 3: Meet our Arctic doctoral students (Poster Session)

Linda Lundmark, Head of the Arctic Graduate School (session chair).

14:10 Coffee 

14:40 Session 4: The Impact of Arctic research: Is it important or just interesting?

Anna Zachrisson, Associate Professor Political Science, Umeå University,
Kirsi Latola, Vice President Networks, the University of The Arctic (UArctic),
Kristina Sehlin MacNeil, Research Fellow and Deputy Director at Várdduo – Center for Sami Research, Umeå University,
Linda Lundmark, Head of the Arctic Graduate School (session chair).

15:40 Conference ends

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