Recorded Mon, February 3, 7:00pm at the UAA/APU Consortium Library.
Joining us was U.S. Senator Mark Begich for a discussion about developing technologies and their uses in Alaska. Senator Begich is in his fifth year representing Alaska in the U.S. Senate. Already in his short time in the Senate, Begich has risen to key positions for Alaska. He was recently named to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, where he will have a hands-on role in shaping spending cuts while also ensuring Alaska’s interests are not forgotten. He was also named to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for the 113th Congress, another key posting with jurisdiction over the intersection between the federal government and America’s indigenous people. This event is part of the William H. Seward Lecture Series, organized by the UAA Department of Political
The TUNDRA project is an international study, with researchers from Norway, Russia, Canada and Alaska examining the influence of society and governance on subsistence and land use among the people who live on the tundra in the circumpolar north. Jennifer Schmidt, a researcher at the University of Tromsø, Norway, is part of the project team and she’ll talk about this project at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). She’ll also describe other socio-ecological projects underway in Norway and Europe, as well as opportunities for researchers from different disciplines to collaborate on such research. To learn more about the TUNDRA project, visit site.uit.no/tundra/researchers.