Science Diplomacy & MAC Workshop Agenda

The US-Canada Arctic Science Diplomacy and Leadership Workshop & Model Arctic Council simulation is focused on issues of Arctic climate, health, and sustainability. 

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Sunday, June 25

Dress: casual

12:00-6:00pm 
Arrival/Check In & Registration Packet Pick Up, Fahey Hall

Monday, June 26:  Arctic Science Diplomacy

Dress: casual (outdoor activity)

7:30-8:30am
Breakfast, '53 Commons Dining Hall

8:00-8:45am
Check In & Registration Packet Pick Up, Russo Gallery, Haldeman Center

9:00-9:15am
Welcome & Acknowledgement of Traditional Lands, 041 Haldeman Center

  • Donna Roberts Moody, Tribal Elder in the Abenaki Nation; Director, Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions

9:15-10:30am
Opening Lecture: Science Policy & Diplomacy for Our Shared Future, 041 Haldeman Center

  • Melody Brown Burkins, Dartmouth College, Associate Director for Programs & Research, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding; Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies

10:30-10:45am
Break:  Coffee/tea, snacks, Russo Gallery, Haldeman Center

10:45am-1:00pm
Teamwork & Collaboration Exercise, BEMA (Rain location: Alumni Hall)

  • Dartmouth Outdoor Programs Team

1:00-2:00pm
Picnic Lunch, BEMA (Rain location: Alumni Hall)

2:00-3:30pm
Panel: Science and Diplomacy in the Arctic, 041 Haldeman Center

  • Ross A. Virginia, Dartmouth College, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies; Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science
  • Mary R. Albert, Dartmouth College, Executive Director of the US Ice Drilling Program Office; Professor, Thayer School of Engineering
  • Elizabeth L. Rom, National Science Foundation, Polar Education Liaison, Office of Polar Programs

3:30-3:45pm
Break: Coffee/tea, snacks, Russo Gallery, Haldeman Center

3:40-5:45pm
Lecture: Paths to Leadership, 041 Haldeman Center

  • Kah Walla, Cameroon Political Leader, Activist, and Entrepreneur; CEO of STRATEGIES! management and leadership consulting

6:00-8:00pm
Dinner, '53 Commons Dining Hall

8:00-10:00pm
Film: Village at the End of the World (Optional), 041 Haldeman Center

Tuesday, June 27:  Arctic Science Diplomacy

Dress: business casual

7:30-8:30am
Breakfast, '53 Commons Dining Hall

8:45-10:15am
Panel: Indigenous Governance in the Arctic, 041 Haldeman Center

  • Gabrielle Slowey, York University; Inaugural Fulbright Chair of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College
  • Edward Alexander, Vice Chair, Gwich'in Council International 
  • Leah Sarson, Dartmouth College, Post-doctoral Fellow, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding

10:15-10:30am
Break: Coffee/tea, snacks, Russo Gallery, Haldeman Center

10:30am-12:30pm
Environmental Decision Making: Negotiation Simulation, 125 Haldeman Center

  • Sean Nolon, Dartmouth College, Ombudsperson; Professor of Law & Director of Dispute Resolution Program, Vermont Law School

12:30-1:30pm
Lunch, '53 Commons Dining Hall

1:30-3:00pm
Lecture: Alaska Native Perspectives on Holistic Health: Working Together-Taking a Vision to Reality, 041 Haldeman Center (via remote video)

  • Tina Woods, Senior Director of Community Health Services, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

3:00-3:15pm
Break:  Coffee/tea, snacks, Russo Gallery, Haldeman Center

3:15-4:45pm
Baker Library Tower Tour (optional), Baker Library Information Desk

6:00-8:00pm
Dinner & Keynote Lecture: The 2017 Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Science Cooperation: Moving from Paper to Practice

  • Oran Young, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara

Wednesday, June 28:  Model Arctic Council 

Dress: business casual

**All activities are in Alumni Hall at the Hopkins Center unless otherwise noted**

7:30-8:30am
Breakfast, '53 Commons Dining Hall

8:30-9:00am
Model Arctic Council 2017 Welcome

  • Mary Ehrlander, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Director of Arctic and Northern Studies Program; Professor of History
  • Brandon Boylan, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Associate Director of the Arctic and Northern Studies Program; Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Troy Bouffard, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Faculty in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program, School of Management

9:00-10:00am
Lecture: The Arctic Council

10:00-10:45am
Panel: Model Arctic Council 2016

  • Chair: Troy Bouffard, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Faculty in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program, School of Management
  • Model Arctic Council 2016 Alumni: Lauren Bishop, Sydney Kamen, Carolyn Kozak, Val Muzik, Sean O'Rourke, Brandon Ray, and Alliana Salanguit

10:45-11:00am
Break: Coffee/tea, snacks

11:00am-12:15pm
Lecture: Arctic One Health (via remote link)

  • Joshua Glasser, US Department of State, Office of International Health and Biodefense, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

12:15-1:30pm
Lunch, '53 Commons Dining Hall

1:30-2:30pm
Training Workshop

  • Edward Alexander, Gwich'in Council International 
  • Ann Meceda, US Department of State, Arctic Affairs Officer, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
  • Troy Bouffard, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Faculty in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program, School of Management

2:30-2:45pm
Break: Coffee/tea, snacks

2:45-4:30pm
Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) Meeting
Chair: Troy Bouffard, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Chair's welcome and announcements
  • Introductions
  • Approval of meeting agenda
  • Introduction of Arctic One Health project
  • Member State, Permanent Participant, and Observer statements
  • Discussion of challenges and potential solutions related to One Health project
  • Adjournment

4:30-5:00pm
Break-out to Caucus on Preliminary Proposals

  • SDWG Member State delegates caucus with and debrief their Senior Arctic Officials
  • Permanent Participants caucus on collective and/or individual positions
  • Observers rotate through other caucuses of their choosing to offer their opinions and potential services
  • Adjournment

6:00-7:30pm
Dinner, Pizza Party, On the Dartmouth Green

7:30-8:30pm
Evening Group Activity (Optional)

Thursday, June 29:  Model Arctic Council 

Dress: business casual

**All activities are in Alumni Hall at the Hopkins Center unless otherwise noted**

7:30-8:30am
Working Breakfast, '53 Commons Dining Hall

8:30-10:15am
Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) Meeting
Chair: Troy Bouffard, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Chair's welcome and announcements
  • Approval of meeting agenda
  • Continuation of discussion of challenges and potential solutions related to the One Health project
  • Selection of SDWG leads
  • Adjournment

10:15-10:30am
Break: Coffee/tea, snacks

10:30-11:00am
Arctic Council Caucus

  • SDWG Member State delegates help their Senior Arctic Officials develop statements for the Senior Arctic Officials meeting
  • Permanent Participants develop statements for the Senior Arctic Officials meeting
  • Observers develop statements for the Senior Arctic Officials meeting
  • Adjournment

11:00am-12:15pm
Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) Meeting
Chair: Troy Bouffard, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Chair's welcome and announcements
  • Introductions
  • Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) designated leads present proposal
  • Senior Arctic Officials make response statements
  • Permanent Participants make response statements
  • Observers make statements
  • Adjournment

12:15-1:30pm
Lunch

1:30-2:45pm
Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) Meeting
Chair: Troy Bouffard, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Roundtable discussion of proposal 

2:45-3:00pm
Break: Coffee/tea, snacks

3:00-4:30pm
Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) Meeting
Chair: Troy Bouffard, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • SDWG Member States, Permanent Participants, and Observers prepare Hanover Declaration

4:30-5:00pm
Arctic Council Caucus

  • SDWG Member States help their Ministers prepare statements
  • Permanent Participants prepare statements

6:00-8:00pm
Dinner, '53 Commons Dining Hall

  • Potential introduction to Dartmouth's Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellow for Summer 2017

Friday, June 30:  Model Arctic Council 

Dress: business attire

**All activities are in Alumni Hall at the Hopkins Center unless otherwise noted**

7:30-8:30am
Working Breakfast, '53 Commons Dining Hall

8:30-9:00am
Break

9:00-10:00am
Ministerial Meeting
Chair: Erin Hamilton as Foreign Minister of Finland

  • Each Minister makes a statement
  • Each Permanent Participant makes a statement
  • Ministers adopt Hanover Declaration

10:00-10:15am
Break: Coffee/tea, snacks

10:15-11:15am
Debrief and Survey

11:15am-12:30pm
Closing Ceremonies

12:30pm
Departure

  • Lunch (optional), '53 Commons Dining Hall

**Note: For those staying in Fahey Hall, check out is 1:00pm on Friday, June 30**

 


 

 


 

 

 

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