North Atlantic Policy Series


“North Atlantic Policy Series” 


The Arctic Institute is partnering with the New England Arctic Network (NEAN) to launch a new series of North Atlantic policy critiques in 2022. We aim to showcase a wide variety of graduate and advanced undergraduate students with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences who can contribute to the discourse on the North Atlantic – Arctic connection. 

The “North Atlantic Policy Series” will explore how New England’s position as the U.S.’ gateway to the North Atlantic affects local communities. These communities include universities, businesses, local economies, local and state governments, Indigenous groups, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, federally funded institutions, active/reserve/National Guard components, and more who are contributing to and benefitting from increased interest in the U.S.’ east coast Arctic gateway. 

Our series calls for North Atlantic policy studies, critiques, and solutions that address, but are not limited to: 
  • Agriculture and aquaculture 
  • Climate resiliency 
  • Commerce (finance, manufacturing, exports, etc.) 
  • Emergency management 
  • Environmental conservation 
  • Infrastructure and innovation 
  • Local/regional/public health 
  • Natural resource development (fisheries, forestry, energy, etc.) 
  • National security 

Interested NEAN students must submit a 150-word abstract by March 22, 2022, CCing Lillian Hussong (, Dr. Holly Parker (, and Dr. Katharine Duderstadt ( Students whose proposals have been accepted must submit a 1,000 to 3,000-word article that analyzes a recent development, a general process, or a critical topic in Arctic / North Atlantic affairs, and the author’s information (email, short bio, and professional social media handles if desired). Articles must be products of finalized or end-of-semester research. The deadline for final papers is May 20, 2022.