Drift ice camp in the middle of the Arctic Ocean as seen from the deck of icebreaker Xue Long. (Wikicommons / Timo Palo)
Drift ice camp in the middle of the Arctic Ocean as seen from the deck of icebreaker Xue Long. (Wikicommons / Timo Palo)

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.

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Aldo Chircop

Aldo Chircop

CIGI Senior Fellow

Aldo Chircop is a CIGI senior fellow with the International Law Research Program and professor of law and Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. 

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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

John Higginbotham is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa. John’s research focuses on Arctic economic and governance development and international relations, Canada’s ties with the United States and China in global context and North American Arctic marine transportation as the Arctic Ocean melts.

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