CIGI’s Arctic governance research theme focuses on several interrelated activities, including an assessment of the Canadian Arctic Council Chair and the passing of the torch to the United States. Researchers are examining the adequacy of maritime governance arrangements for collaboration and preparedness in managing urgent and practical maritime issues as well as resource development in the Arctic.

North of 60: Toward a Renewed Canadian Arctic Agenda

Arctic landscape

North America Defaults the Great Game in the Arctic

Sustainable Northern Development

  • Alan Gill
  • David Sevigny



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Fen Osler Hampson

CIGI Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security & Politics Program

Fen Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. Previously, he served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and will continue to serve as chancellor’s professor at Carleton University. He is the recipient of various awards and honours and is a frequent contributor to the national and international media.

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John Higginbotham

CIGI Senior Fellow

An experienced practitioner and scholar of transportation and global governance, John Higginbotham joined CIGI as a senior fellow in 2013. With over 30 years of service with the Government of Canada, including international assignments, his current research focuses on Arctic governance.