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Thursday, November 14 • 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Science Diplomacy in a Changing Arctic / 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.

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David J. Scott

President and CEO, Polar Knowledge Canada
Dr. David J. Scott is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Polar Knowledge Canada. He joined the organization as Executive Director of the former Canadian Polar Commission in March 2012, and co-led the recent merger of the Canadian Polar Commission with the Canadian... Read More →

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Robert Kadas

Deputy Director, Nordic and Polar Relations, Global Affairs Canada
I joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1996.  In 2001, I was assigned to the Circumpolar and Aboriginal Affairs Division (now Nordic and Polar Affairs).  I have enjoyed three separate deputy director assignments including one during Canada’s Chairmanship... Read More →
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Xavier Grosmaître

Science and Higher Education Attaché, Embassy of France
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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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 →
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Hwasue Sung

Political and Environment Officer, Embassy of South Korea in Canada

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:50pm EST
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