Calotte Academy: Resilience Related to Sustainable Development in Globalization

The CA 2016 will discuss on resilience and sustainability in the context of the globalized Arctic theoretically and holistically from many angles and disciplinary approaches from the perspectives of past(s), present(s) and future(s); and in global, international, and pan-Arctic context, as well as in sub-regional and local context in the Barents Sea area


Although the concept of “Sustainable development” is widely  used  and  discussed,  it  has been politicized and has often been used in order to promote economic growth. “Resilience” is interpreted more flexibly and innovatively, and understood to indicate long-term capacity of a system to adapt and deal with changes. Due to the rapid changes in the Arctic, resilience is needed when trying to address current challenges and to develop the region’s sustainably.

We ask you to submit a title and a brief abstract (250-300 words) of your paper with your name, affiliation and e-mail address.  The  organizers will cover the costs of bus travel through the entire route (Rovaniemi-Inari-Neiden-Kirkenes-Murmansk-Apatity-Salla-Rovaniemi) as well as accommodation expenses for all PhD candidates whose abstracts are accepted to the symposium.

Abstract submission and PhD candidate funding application deadline: March 14, 2016.

The Calotte Academy is an activity of the Northern Research Forum and the UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryFinland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Lapland
Begin date30.05.2016
End date05.06.2016
Registration deadline14.03.2016
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of study
Teaching placeRovaniemi and Inari, Finland; Neiden and Kirkenes, Norway; Murmansk and Apatity, Russia
Teaching termSpring/summer
Tagssustainabilityadaptationglobalizationdevelopmentsustainable development
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