Social Impacts & Benefits of Oil Development in the Arctic

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Social Impacts & Benefits of Oil Development in the Arctic

Professor Anne Merrild Hansen is an expert on oil development in the Arctic. She will talk about the social impacts related to large scale industrial development.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Anne Merrild Hansen, PhD, Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland), and The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment, Aalborg University, Denmark, will introduce the history of oil in the Arctic and talk about the social impacts known to be related to large scale industrial development. She will describe the social impact of assessment systems in place in Arctic countries and related benefits agreements systems. Drawing on some of her case studies, she will discuss the situation in Greenland and on the North Slope of Alaska today and the social impacts experienced there, and the premises for wise management when new projects are implemented and managed.   

Sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society. Free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact:
Lee McDavid

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.