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21 march 2017

Science Diplomacy: US-Russia Cooperation in the Arctic

Paul Berkman

On March 21, 2017 at 12:00 Russian International Affairs Council will host an expert discussion titled “Science Diplomacy: US-Russia Cooperation in the Arctic”.

Paul Berkman, Coordinator, Arctic Options and Pan-Arctic Options; Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Director, US-Russia Relations Project, Carnegie Corporation, will deliver the key speech at the event.

Leading Russian experts on international cooperation in the Arctic will take part in the discussion.

Discussion Points:

— The Arctic on the international agenda: geopolitical interests, sustainable development and ever-increasing research

— Russia–US cooperation in the Arctic against the background of Russia–West crisis

— Promoting connections between science, diplomacy and technology on the path to good governance and informed decision-making

— Science diplomacy as a way to reduce tension and build common Russia-US interests

— Interaction between scholars on the Polar issues: prospects for joint Russia-US research and multilateral formats

Working Language: English.

The meeting will be broadcast online at RIAC’s website.

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