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The International Politics of the Arctic and Ukraine

31 October, 2022 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Professor Caroline Kennedy Pipe
Professor of International Security & International Relations, Loughborough University

Photo: Tuomas Romu

Professor Caroline Kennedy Pipe has a First-Class Honours Degree in History, an MSc Econ in Strategic Studies and a D-Phil in International Relations. She was before joining Loughborough, Professor of War Studies at the University of Warwick and at the University of Hull as well as Professor of International Relations at Sheffield University.

Summary: The lecture is an analysis of how a warming Arctic has affected the geopolitics of that region. Great power rivalries now characterise what has traditionally been seen as a frozen region of harmony and cooperation. Ice melt allows for greater access to regions of the Arctic and its mineral and energy riches. Although Ukraine may seem a world away from the North Pole, the war in Europe has had many ramifications for Arctic states and the relationship with Russia in the High North.

Attending the event: This event is open to both members and non-members to attend in person. The event will also be streamed using Zoom. Unless COVID-19 (or other) restrictions are imposed, it will not be necessary to book in advance. If such restrictions are put in place, then this webpage will be updated with information on how to book.

Members: Members will receive an email about a week before the event providing them with the information required to listen to the lecture using Zoom.

Non-members: Non-members may attend on payment of £5 (student non-members £3) at the door. Non-members may also watch the lecture streamed using Zoom by booking using EventBrite here:

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