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18:00 - 19:30 13 October 2014

Ideas about the Canadian Arctic and their influence on dispute resolution


Seminar Room 105 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Danita Burke, University of Aberystwyth

This presentation is on research that highlights the evolution of the predominant ideas about the Arctic in Canada – romantic, economic and security-related –since the 1960s and how they influence the Government of Canada’s approach towards its unresolved disputes. By examining the circumstances in which the Government of Canada and the Canadian public have come to perceive the Arctic region a better understanding is formed about how the Government has come to approach disputes in the Arctic region and the sort of issues that it must account for when negotiating dispute resolutions.

The idea of the Arctic has taken root in the collective imagination of Canadian society and evolved within Canada as something perceived as fundamentally Canadian. Up until the late 1960s, however, much of the cultivation of a strong emotive relationship between the Canadian public and the Arctic region has beeninadvertently done since the late 1960s.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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