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NATO in the Arctic Webinar

Sun June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT



Military tensions, resources, environment, climate, equity, cooperation, peace keeping

Speakers from the US, Canada, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland

Program of the event: 

Moderator: Pippa Bartolotti – author and politician working with United National Anti-war Coalition and Global Women United for Peace against NATO

Opening words: Sean Conner – Executive Director of IPB

Event order:

1. US, Canada, Russia – 30 min

  • US: Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space – Breaking Russia up to get at Arctic resources
  • Canada: Tamara Lorincz – Voice of Women for Peace, WILPF – The militarization of Canada’s Arctic
  • Russia: Oleg Bodrov – physicist, ecologist, board member of the International Peace Bureau, Chairman of the Public Council of the South Coast of the Gulf of Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia – Victory With Weapons is Impossible in the Atomic World
  • Discussion 20 min

2. Norway, Sweden, Denmark/Greenland, Finland – 40 min

  • Norway: Ingeborg Breines – Former Chair of IPB and UNESCO Director – The militarization especially in the Norwegian Arctic, new American bases and the Arctic Council
  • Sweden: Lars Drake – Environmental economist and former adjunct professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – Natural resources in the Arctic – extraction, environment and international conflicts
  • Denmark/Greenland: Palle Bendsen – long time climate, environmental, anti-nuclear activist, involved in opposition to uranium mining plans in Southern Greenland. Engaged in the Danish Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Council for International Conflict Resolution, where he in 2019 authored an analysis of the “changing Arctic” – The Arctic is Changing – AGAIN
  • Finland: Teemu Matinpuro, executive director of the Finnish Peace Committee – Finland – NATO – DCA – the Arctic
  • Discussion 30 min

Supporters of the webinar: – GWUAN (Global Women for Peace United Against NATO) – IPB (International Peace Bureau) – Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space – World BEYOND War, Massachusetts Peace Action



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