The HuSArctic project ended in December 2018, and the contents of the website will not recieve further updates.
However, until further notice the website will stay online, so the project’s activities and outcomes remain accessible.
HuSArctic was well represented at the conference – Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic – organized at the Campbell Conference Facility at the University of Toronto (Canada) from 25-26 January 2016. Renowned scholars from Europe and North America with expertise in security studies have shared their views about the dynamics and future trends of Arctic security.
HuSArctic project members Tahnee Prior and Rachel Kohut jumpstarted a platform for storytelling for women across the Arctic called Plan A. The platform seeks to plug into the everyday stories and narratives of women from across the Arctic. The hope is that when these stories are threaded together, such a narrative can drive research and inform policy so that gender does not become plan B in discussions on the region.
A new article by HuSArctic collaborating researcher Laura Siragusa has been published:
Siragusa, L. (2015). Towards a broader inclusion of heritage language and traditional knowledge in the Vepsian revival movement: cultural, ideological and economic issues. In Ageing, Wellbeing and Climate Change in the Arctic: An interdisciplinary analysis, Päivi Naskali, Marjaana Seppänen, Shahnaj Begum (ed.). London and New York: Routledge. 213-230.
On the occasion of United Nations Human Rights Day, the 10th of December, 2015, HuSArctic has organized an inter-disciplinary seminar entitled: “Looking through the lens of Human Rights: Human Security and the Arctic communities” held at Thule seminar room at the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland. In the seminar, researchers with multidisciplinary background came together in order to share their views and expertise on different aspects of human security perspectives within Arctic communities.
A new publication is out written jointly by Sandra Cassotta, Kamrul Hossain, Jingzheng Ren, Michael Evan Goodsite entitled "Climate Change and China as a Global Emerging Regulatory Sea Power in the Arctic Ocean: Is China a Threat for Arctic Ocean Security?” The article investigates through a political and legal analysis the role of China as an emerging regulatory sea power in the Arctic Ocean given its assertive “energy hungry
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The executive summary of the final HuSArctic conference, which took place in Helsinki, October 23-27, 2018, is available for download in
The full conference report is available for download in English.