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Mapping Arctic Paradiplomacy - Cartographier la paradiplomatie arctique

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Ecole Nationale d'administration Publique(ENAP)renseignements généraux

4750 Avenue Henri-Julien

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Montréal, QC H2T 2C8

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All in all, this conference has for main purpose to offer an updated description of Arctic paradiplomacy.

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This conference has three objectives in order to weigh in the limitations and opportunities to which sub-national governments (Greenland, Alaska, Québec or Scotland for example) are confronted to in the Arctic region.

Communications will sketch out the jurisdictions that Arctic sub-national governments possess. This would enable the analysis to assess which powers sub-national governments have in relation to their central government.

Second, the nature of relations between national and sub-national governments can also provide an explanation as to how Arctic paradiplomacy come to fruition (or not). Shared interests (or the lack thereof) acts as a second significant variable to explain cooperation or confrontation between governments.

Finally, the place offered to sub-national governments in Arctic structures and institutions must be assessed to evaluate the participation of Arctic sub-national governments in Arctic governance. The Arctic Council, International Maritime Organization or Arctic Circle are forums of different nature with various mandates. Hence, the Arctic governance ecosystem present sub-national governments with a specific set of costs and benefits.

All in all, this conference has for main purpose to offer an updated description of Arctic paradiplomacy in light of recent political developments.

8:30 – 10:30: Sub-national governments in the North American Arctic

Alaska’s Arctic policy and interests

Chanda Meeks (University of Alaska-Fairbanks, associate professor)

Between Northern and Arctic policies: The Province of Québec

Jean-François Payette (Scientific Director, OPSA) and Stéphane Roussel (École nationale d’administration publique, full professor)

Greenland: Between the North American and European Arctic

Uffe Jakobsen (University of Copenhagen, associate professor)

The construction of the Western North American Arctic – The case of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region

Heather Exner-Pirot (Observatory on Politics and Security in the Arctic, associate researcher)

10:30- 10:45 Health break

• 10:45 – 12:00: Arctic paradiplomacy in the European Arctic

Russian sub-national governments: The case of Yakutia

Yuri Akimov (St-Petersburg State University, professor)

Arctic cross-border cooperation: Opportunities and limitations for sub-national governments in the Barents cooperation.

Aileen Aseron Espiritu (The Arctic University of Norway - The Barents Institute, researcher)

Canada/Russia sub-national cooperation

Kristina Minkova (St-Petersburg State University, senior lecturer)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

• 13:00 – 15:00: Arctic paradiplomacy in the global context

Near-Arctic Paradiplomacy? Scotland’s Arctic positioning

Hubert Rioux (École nationale d’administration publique, post-doctoral researcher)

The Arctic paradiplomacy of Indigenous organizations

Andrew Chater (Brescia College University, Lecturer)

Climate change and Arctic sub-national governments

Victoria Herrman (American University, lecturer; President and managing director, The Arctic Institute)

China’s sub-national administrations and Arctic affairs

Alex Payette (Assistant Professor, York University)

15:00 – 15:15 Concluding remarks

16h00 – 17h00 Book launch – “Governing complexity in the Arctic Region”

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