The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is pleased to
announce the next Arctic Research Seminar Series event featuring Mia
Bennett, UCLA PhD candidate and the Cryopolitics blog founder and
editor. The event will be held in the ARCUS D.C. office at 1201 New York
Avenue, NW Washington D.C. on Friday, 14 April 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
This seminar will also be available as a webinar live-stream for those
unable to attend in person.
Registration is required for this event.
The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series brings some of the leading
Arctic researchers to Washington, D.C. to share the latest findings and
what they mean for decision-making. These seminars will be of interest
to federal agency officials, congressional staff, non-governmental
organizations, associations, and the public.
This seminar titled "Development on Ice: Social and Economic Impacts of
Arctic Transportation Infrastructure" will be presented by Mia Bennett
and will discuss the mechanisms connecting northern communities to
regional and global transportation networks.
Mia Bennett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and founder and editor of
the Cryopolitics blog. Her research examines the drivers and impacts of
contemporary Arctic industrial development by merging fieldwork, policy
analysis, and remote sensing. Currently, she focuses on transportation
infrastructure projects in Canada's Northwest Territories and the
Russian Far East. Mia received an Master of Philosophy degree in Polar
Studies from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on
the roles of China, Japan, and South Korea in the Arctic. She speaks
French, Swedish, and Russian and has traveled extensively in the Arctic,
from the Greenland Ice Sheet to northeast Russia. She shares photographs
from her journeys on her blog and can be followed on Twitter at
This event is a brown-bag lunch that will be held in the ARCUS D.C.
office (1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. Fourth Floor). Cookies
and beverages will be provided. A live webinar is also available to
those unable to attend in person. Instructions for accessing the event
online will be sent to webinar registrants prior to the event.
For those of you on Twitter, we also invite you to join us in
live-tweeting the event using the hashtag #arcuswebinar.