The Fulbright Center in Finland is happy to announce that the international cohort of Arctic researchers participating in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI) Program will hold a one-week plenary meeting in Oulu, Finland, on 8-12 February 2016.

On Thursday, 11 February, 2016, the FAI scholars will present their ongoing research as a part of a broader public symposium that gathers together Arctic scientists, students, policymakers, industry and NGO representatives and other key stakeholders as well as the general public.

The event is open to anyone interested in Arctic issues, and it is expected to gather 300 participants.

Through high level keynotes, panels and interactive discussions, the symposium will address changes in the Arctic, particularly through the themes of the FAI program (energy, water, infrastructure and health), and contribute to developing strategies and policies for a sustainable Arctic future. Presenters will include distinguished scientists and high level policymakers.

The Symposium is organized jointly by the Fulbright Center Finland and the Thule Institute, University of Oulu. It will take place at the Saalasti Hall of the University of Oulu main building (address: Pentti Kaiteran katu 1).

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