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MatchPoints Seminar

Aarhus University (Main Hall)/Concert Hall Aarhus


Date 12-13 November 2015

Location Aarhus University (Main Hall)/Concert Hall Aarhus

Activity Seminar on Security and Governance in the Globalised Arctic

Tags Research /Education

Theme: Security and Governance in the Globalised Arctic – Nordic and international perspectives

The Arctic region has risen on the global agenda during the last two decades. As the ice is thinning and shrinking, it is opening the Arctic for more activity – including the extraction of oil and gas, sea transportation, fishing, mining and energy intensive industries – but also challenging the military, environmental, social and human security of the Arctic region and its peoples. Therefore it is important to examine the background and conditions for Arctic cooperation on matters of security and governance, including issues of sovereignty, self-determination and social, economic and environmental sustainability, and human security.  

The 2015 MatchPoints Seminar in November will provide a forum for policy-makers and academics to deliberate on how the security, resilience and sustainability of the globalized Arctic region and its peoples may be enhanced, and what instruments of governance may most suitably contribute. The conference will also focus on how the Nordic countries and nations, including Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Aaland Islands, may contribute to the peace, stability and prosperity of the Arctic region through collaborative efforts based on their shared social, human, environmental and democratic values.

As usual, we have invited a number of excellent and internationally recognised speakers.

For more information, programme and registration go to or contact head of the MatchPoints Seminars Michael Böss at or mobile +45 2093 4818.

Call for proposals and abstracts

Proposals and abstracts must be submitted by June 15 2015 at the latest. Length of submissions cannot exceed 300 words and must include submitter’s contact details in the document.