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Thursday, November 14 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Science Diplomacy in a Changing Arctic (90 min) / Diplomatie scientifique dans un Arctique en évolution

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Panel Organized by: Dr. Urs Obrist, Senior Science and Technology Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland in Canada / Ambassade de la Suisse

This panel sets out to discuss key scientific activities of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United States, France, and Norway in the Arctic region. It will delineate current bilateral scientific co-operations with Canada and within the multilateral Arctic Council framework. It aims to elucidate and discuss the role of science diplomacy for Arctic research and its relevance in the context of climate change. Possibilities of further cooperation may be evaluated and funding questions addressed.

Moderators
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Martin Raillard

Chief Scientist and Vice- President Science and Technology at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)
Dr. Martin Raillard is Chief Scientist and Vice- President Science and Technology at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). He has 25 years of experience in Canadian and international science, earth observation and team leadership. He conducted research for Parks Canada... Read More →

Speakers
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David William Sproule

Senior Arctic Official for Canada, Global Affairs Canada
David Sproule began his career as a Foreign Service officer with External Affairs Canada in 1981. Following his first posting as Third/Second Secretary in Singapore, Mr. Sproule held other positions in embassies abroad, including as First Secretary in Bangkok and Counsellor in Washington... Read More →
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Xavier Grosmaître

Ambassador de France au Canada
Xavier Grosmaître graduated from AgroParisTech and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris with a MS in Physiology and a PhD in Neurophysiology. His academic career started as a postdoctoral Associate in Pr. Gordon Shepherd’s lab in the Neurobiology Section of Yale Medical School... Read More →
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Robert Tibbetts

Economic Officer, Embassy of the United States
Robert Tibbetts arrived in Ottawa in July 2017 to assume his duties as an Economic Officer. Currently, he covers Arctic, space, science and technology, and health issues for the U.S. Embassy. Prior to his posting in Ottawa, he served in Washington D.C., as an Economic Officer covering... Read More →
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M'Lisa Colbert

Science, Innovation and Policy Officer, British High Commission in Canada
M'Lisa Colbert is the Science, Innovation and Policy Officer at the British High Commission in Ottawa. She leads science, innovation and policy relations on climate change, Arctic and oceans issue areas at the High Commission. M'Lisa has worked in the wind energy sector in government... Read More →
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Anne Kari Ovind

Ambassador of Norway to Canada
Anne Kari H. Ovind is Norway’s Ambassador to Canada. She has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 20 years. Most of her career has been in the field of security policy, including Arctic affairs, bilateral relations with Russia and NATO affairs. From 1999-2002... Read More →
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Urs Obrist

Senior Science and Technology Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland in Canada
Urs Obrist is the Senior Science and Technology Counsellor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Canada. He graduated with a Ph.D. in International Relations History from the University of Toronto following his M.A.-level studies in History, Political Sciences and English at the Universit... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 1

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