Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends of Polis180,
as winter is coming it is time for another round of our successful Polis Teatime Sessions. One year after our last event on the Arctic we again take a look at the foreign and security policy in this unique region: What has changed within the last months? Why could the Arctic and its international waters still turn into a hotbed of conflict? Or is the Arctic on the edge of becoming an example of successful international dispute settlement?
This time Heather A. Conley will be our expert. She is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe Program at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Ms Conley is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic and is frequently featured as a foreign policy analyst on CNN, BBC, and the like. Therefore, subscribe as fast as you can:
It’s Polis-Teatime Heather A. Conley
“Part of a Bigger Game: Why the Arctic is on the Agenda of the International Community?”
When: Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 5 p.m.
Where: Cafe Playing with Eels, Urbanstraße 32, Berlin
This event will focus not only on the Arctic Five (Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States) but also on the international community and its interests in the High North. Currently, the Arctic is a conflict-free zone, but it is increasingly attracting international attention. Recent military exercises in the Arctic and modified foreign-policy agendas have eroded the established system of cooperation in the region. Today, the Arctic is a sideshow to the global tensions between Russia and the West. But with climate change and its resulting effects on the High North, the Arctic will become a primary challenge to the international order.
Heather A. Conley will analyse the challenges we face in the Arctic and discuss future developments with us. A special thanks goes to the U.S. Embassy Berlin and its Speaker Grant, who kindly invited Ms Conley to Berlin.
We look forward meeting you all!