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CIGI researchers have been exploring the multi-faceted governance challenges facing circumpolar and non-circumpolar states that are interested in the Arctic. CIGI’s work in the area of Arctic governance covers economic issues, such as new and emerging shipping routes, environmental concerns, such as geophysical change in the region, and governance bodies, such as the Arctic Council. Highlights of CIGI’s Arctic governance research can be found below.

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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.