Livestream: Handover of the Arctic Council Chairmanship

Thursday, May 11
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Public Event - all welcome
Wood Center, UAF Campus


  • Dr. Larry Hinzman, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Drue Pearce, Institute of the North

Value-added conversations and discussion topics

  • Introduction to Arctic Council - History and Structure
  • Review of Issues to be addressed, geopolitical context
  • Alaska’s role in products from U.S. Chairmanship
  • Alaska’s plan for future engagement

Ministerial agenda topics

  • Presentation of the accomplishments of the Arctic Council during the U.S. Chairmanship
  • Presentation on Telecommunications in the Arctic and Scientific Cooperation Agreement
  • Statements from the Arctic States and from the Permanent Participants
  • Adoption of the Senior Arctic Official’s Report to Ministers and the Fairbanks Declaration
  • Presentation of the Finnish Chairmanship Program